Re: Surface water SUDS
From: James Kacki (
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 13:16:26 -0700 (PDT)
I checked out the site photos on your web-site and i must say it looks like a fantastic development. I'm also interested in learning more about SUDS, especially the rills, waterfalls etc. They adds to the beauty of the place as well as being functional. Is SUDS a well-known system, or did you make it up as you went along. Any books/websites about it that you could recommend?

Dimitri Galitzine wrote:
I would be most interested in the SUDS system.  If you could copy me on the
photographs, I would be very grateful.
Our cohousing project has not yet begun to build and the information would
be interesting.
Many thanks,

Dimitri Galitzine
Design Development Associates, LLC
Tel: 914 522 5336
dg [at]
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From: David [mailto:david [at]] Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 6:15 PM
To: cohousing-l [at]
Subject: [C-L]_ Surface water SUDS

Hi Rob,
We at Springhill Cohousing, Stroud, England, have a system called SUDS
(sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme) to deal with our surface water. It has
many underground storage tanks, water falls, rills and porous parking area
with oil and debris filtration. This has the effect to slow down the run off
and mimic a green field site and avoid flooding and the need for over-sized
municipal drains.
Our water eventually arrives in a stream which is then re-cycled by the
water authority.
I can send you photos directly to your email. I am happy to take some more
photos in the next few days showing more of the system.

David Michael
Springhill Cohousing
(35 houses and flats 1st residents moved in 2003)

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Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 16:50:12 -0700
From: "Rob Sandelin" <floriferous [at]>
Subject: [C-L]_ More pictures needed - surface water systems
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At the end of the month I am hosting a meeting of local municipal planners
who are interested in cohousing. I have lots of photos for a good slide


but what I do not have is some photos showing clever or innovative ways to
deal with surface water runoff.  If you have some you could share that


be most excellent.

Rob Sandelin
Snohomish County, WA

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