BS 8582:2013 – Code of practice for surface water management for development sites

This BSI standard applies to all properties across all new and existing buildings within UK territories despite any regional differences.

This is done through two main ways:

  • Minimising flooding and other environmental risks – this is reduced through assessment of site surface water run off on development sites as well as my assessing surface water runoff from other sources).
  • Maximising social and environmental benefits – this will be accomplished through the enhancement of local water resources by utilising surface water runoff, as well as repairing and protecting its biodiversity; integrating surface water management systems to not only mitigate against the problems of urbanisation; and through integrating these with landscaping and community character).

This standard can be accessed through the BSI website here.