Drains are a critical site asset and are an essential aspect of site functionality. Drains require regular and appropriate maintenance and inspection to ensure they remain fit for purpose and to prevent the negative impacts of a failure or wider issues in the event of a pollution spill.
Drains by their very nature are susceptible to introduced contamination and to prevent site pollution many site drains have integrated containment systems within their design requirement. Surface water drain systems have visible capture controls like road gullies that retain surface sediment and also hidden controls such as interceptors which also capture sediment and retain floating contaminates such as oil.
Each sites drainage should be fit for purpose and suitable for the activities being undertaken on that site.
It is critical that those responsible for sites are aware of their drainage requirements, manhole locations and connectivity pathways and all control and containment aspects. This information is a base level expectation of the Environment Agency and SEPA. This information should also be displayed and understood by your trained and appointed Spill Responders.
Where sites require spill containment and firewater runoff containment to meet their operating licences for COMAH or EPR full drain awareness, controls and management are a paramount requirement.
Darcy Drainage Services provide a comprehensive and leading drain service package that is based on an understanding of, and in compliance with, environmental requirements and best practice.