By Drain Doctor on 25/11/2015

A study of the drainage systems in the Highlands of Scotland recently revealed that forty sustainable urban drainage (SuDS) ponds in Inverness were teeming with wildlife.

These drainage systems are designed to alleviate flooding and prevent pollution from reaching rivers and the sea. The common frog, palmate newts and the common toad were among the amphibians found. Insects found included the great diving beetle, Mayfly larvae, water boatmen and dragonfly larvae.

SUDS is an interesting approach which is designed to be more sustainable than the conventional practice of routing run-off through a pipe to a watercourse.