Frequently asked questions
What is a swale? What do SuDS look like?
A swale is a water conveyance feature which is typically a wide, shallow depression. They are used around the world in sustainable drainage to hold stormwater for a short time and alleviate flooding.
Below are some images of swales in the UK and beyond:
Examples of swales, basins and other conveyances
|Swale in Upton, Northamptonshire||Conveyance in Malmo, Sweden|
|Retention basin in Ipswich||Swale at the Olympic Park, London|
|Conveyance at the Eden Project, Cornwall||Sheffield, Yorkshire|
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