Successful Foul Drainage Tests Facilitate Residential Development in Devon

It was proposed to construct a foul water drainage field at a proposed residential development site in South Devon.

Ruddlesden geotechnical undertook in-situ percolation tests in accordance with Building Regulations drainage and waste disposal Approved Document H.

Infiltration rates (percolation values) were provided for use in the design of the drainage field.

As there was no mains drainage in the area, if the infiltration rates had been unsuitable for foul drainage, this would have precluded the development of the site.

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