DCWW had imposed the moratorium since excessive spills from combined sewer overflows (CSO's) into the Burry Inlet (a protected shellfish water) meant
that the water company faced legal action from the regulator.
Morton-Roberts liaised extensively with DCWW's Developer Services and Swansea Council and this led to investigations into the use of both soakaways and deep
bored soakaways, the latter involving extensive research into the local geology, see photograph. Approval was gained for the surface water to be disposed of to SUDS
features, including a rainwater harvesting system and a permeable pavement. Due to the prevailing ground conditions, excess water from the rainwater
harvesting system and the outflow from the permeable pavement was discharged to the public sewer.
Please also see the following pages:
Drainage for New Developments
For further information.