Soakage Testing Services
Rainwater collected on roofs and driveways needs to be discharged somewhere. Sewers are often already overloaded and there are risks of exacerbating flooding. Wherever possible, water is discharged into the ground on-site. This is also more sustainable, reducing the volume of water arriving at waterworks and helping to recharge groundwater levels which are important for water supplies and drought protection in summer.
A similar Percolation Test is also needed when designing the drainage fields for small scale foul water treatment plants. Tests are also needed when considering SUDs such as permeable paving.