Deposit and dewatering of non-hazardous silts
- Environment Agency
- Part of:
- Environmental permits: regulatory position statements, Business and the environment, and Waste and recycling
- 27 March 2014
- Applies to:
Sets out the requirements you need to meet to deposit and dewater non-hazardous silt from sustainable drainage systems on land without an environmental permit.
Regulatory Position Statement 055: Deposit and dewatering of non-hazardous silts from Sustainable Drainage Systems on land
Ref: LIT 9936 PDF, 221KB, 2 pages
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Regular maintenance of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS), including removal of silt that gathers in them, is required to ensure long term performance of the system.
You must have an environmental permit to deposit these silts on land adjacent to where they are produced unless you follow the requirements in this guidance.
Published: 27 March 2014