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1

Where is the Olympic development located?

Stratford, East London

2

What does the Olympic park house?

The velodrome, aquatics centre, Copper Box and Riverbank Arena

3

What was the site used fro formerly?

An industrial/commercial development as a depository for building rubble from properties demolished during the Second World War

4

Why was infiltration previously reduced?

Due to high levels of contamination

5

What was employed around pedestrianised areas?

Porous asphalt strips to collect run off

6

Where was water taken from the asphalt strips?

Into granular trenches below which contain perforated pipes, then draining into catchpits and finally watercourses

7

What was the main feature of the park in terms of SUDS?

The wetlands area

8

What other strategies were employed?

Swales, filter strips and small volume balancing ponds

9

Where was rainwater harvesting employed?

The velodrome and Copper Box

10

What was intended for the wetlands?

To be a wildlife haven for plants and animals, with habitats crated for otters, herons and water voles

11

What was taken into account when the SUDS were designed?

The potential impacts of climate change

12

What was given appropriate methods of treatment?

Sources of surface water contamination

13

How could the SUDS system be improved?

By considering elements such as meltwater form snow or ice

14

What was ensured during the construction of the system?

The safe operation and maintenance of the system