Nobody wants to be flooded. But our towns and cities are increasingly at risk. So Severn Trent is turning to nature to lend a helping hand.
In Mansfield, your local water supplier is investing £76 million to alleviate flooding for up to 90,000 residents. And at the same time, they are making their surroundings lusher and greener.
So say hello to SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Solutions). SuDS include things like rain gardens, planters, ditches, even water-absorbent paving. They mimic natural drainage processes, dealing with rainfall close to where it falls.
The project – the largest the UK has seen so far – will see Severn Trent installing 15,000 SuDS across the town. Here’s what they are planning for the Market Street and Court House area to look like.
So it’s not just about preventing floods, it’s also a way to make our towns better places to live. Good for residents, good for visitors, good for businesses too!
What a total waste of money. Stop building on green belt and use empty shops etc for communal living and bring some life back into our towns and cities . Severn trent should try and give us cleaner water instead of polluting it with chemicals . Your all brainwashed .
What Impression!🤦🏼♀️🤣 I literally moved few weeks ago in Mansfield and town looks just horrible as it is! I don’t see any investment in the middle of town ! New people probably think it’s just a massive hole in the mid of no where 🤣🤦🏼♀️ ghost town it’s just died ffs 🤣🤦🏼♀️
I can’t help but think trees in the town centre will create havock when they shed their leaves…
Needs clean up round there council cleaning all round it
I think this is a great idea, and a great way to make our town look more inviting.
I thought seven Trent developed the drainage system in St Peter’s area to take away excessive water from the top end of Mansfield?
If someone took responsibility on cleaning out the drains it’s been passed from pillar to post over the years VIA have subbed it out to a firm who have took the money but you very really see anyone lifting a drainage cover and cleaning out the drain of mud grit n leaves.
If they’re getting rid of surface water drains and letting it dissipate naturally into the water table, will they remove the surface water charge from their bill?
Let me know if you’ve got any questions or want to find out more about the project.