Residents of a Glasgow neighbourhood are being asked for their views on a scheme to help manage surface rainwater and improve the environment.

Scottish Water has launched an online survey to gather residents’ views on a range of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) which are being proposed to help improve rainwater management in and around Wellhouse in the city’s east end.

Georgina Reid, corporate affairs regional manager in the west said: “Climate change is already bringing more frequent and intense downpours which can overwhelm drains and sewers.

“To reduce the risk of flooding, lower carbon emissions and bring benefits our communities we must look at different ways of managing storm water by creating natural landscapes to capture rainwater.

“This is a great opportunity for the community in Wellhouse to inform our plans and have a real say in measures that will enhance the area for many years to come.”

Scottish Water is proposing a range of SuDS including basins, swales, raingardens and permeable surfaces.

The idea is to manage rainwater at – or close to – ground level reducing the need for large below-ground pipes.

SuDS will also help to reduce the volume of silt and other pollutants entering the sewer network and watercourses, reducing the risk of blockages, and improving water quality.

Georgina Reid added: “We are committed to working with communities and councils to reduce the risk of flooding and enable development and regeneration. We’re urging as many people in the area as possible to have their say by completing our simple survey - it takes
just a few minutes.”

These proposals are sure to help make Wellhouse a more vibrant and attractive place for people to live, learn and work together while improving biodiversity and creating enhanced habitat for wildlife.

Details of the Wellhouse West Rainwater Management scheme and an online survey for residents can be found at Wellhouse West Rainwater Management