This report aims to provide a framework for managing sediment in the urban drainage catchment; 'sediment' is here defined as material that rainfall can wash into the drainage system. The report has eight specific objectives. It mainly emphasises: (1) above-ground processes; (2) cleaning practices (street sweeping and gully emptying): and (3) their interaction with the below-ground drainage system. It first addresses the potential problems associated with sediment, the characteristics and build-up of sediment, and the interaction between above-ground and below-ground phases. There is then a brief review of the legislation in England and Wales about cleaning, together with information on: (1) authorities and statutory responsibilities to perform cleaning; and (2) the published standards on which cleaning is based. The main techniques and equipment, currently used in cleaning processes, are described in detail. The development and findings of a simple catchment mathematical model are presented. Some recommendations are made for improvements to present practice, including a framework for managing sediment.

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    Construction Industry Research & Information Assoc

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  • Authors:
    • BUTLER, D
    • Clark, P
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 93 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 134
    • Publisher: Construction Industry Research & Information Assoc
    • ISSN: 0305-408X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86017-409-3
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM