Last edited 01 Dec 2020

Detention pond definition

Approved Document H - Drainage and Waste Disposal, gives the following definition:

'Detention ponds are used to attenuate the flow from a drainage system, to limit the peak rate of flow into a sewer system or watercourse. Further information on design may be found in the references given in paragraph 3.36 and in Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems – A Design Manual for England and Wales published by CIRIA.' (This has been superseded by The SUDS manual (2011 reprint with errata), 2007).

Paragraph 3.36 suggests that the requirement can be met by following the relevant recommendations of:

See also: Balancing pond.

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