In March, many areas of the country received over a third of their average monthly rainfall in just a 24 hour period. Yet, these occurrences are no longer exceptions to the rule, and more and more often we are finding that long dry spells are being broken by deluges that throw more water at us than we are able to cope with.
Flooding is becoming increasingly common in both rural areas and towns, and with many drainage systems and many flood defences simply unable to cope with the levels of rain we are experiencing, many people’s lives seem to be coming to a standstill each and every time there is a downpour.
Whilst most councils will have to address the needs of residents sooner or later, there are certain things that homeowners can do to reduce the problems associated with these ever more frequent deluges. The right domestic water drainage will not only protect a house more effectively, but it may also deal with an excess of water more effectively, and were all houses to utilise effective rainwater systems, not only would the effects of rain be far less far-reaching, but even the effects of droughts would not be so great.
There is no denying that our climate is changing, and for those affected by it, the most important thing is isolating its effects. Even if we were to come up with a foolproof way to deal with climate change, it would take a very long time for things to settle and, in the meantime, changes to weather patterns would continue.
As such, in light of the constant deluges we now seem to see, almost every council and every homeowner should consider how their drainage needs are changing.