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Design Outcome

​The primary objective of a stormwater system is to manage stormwater runoff to minimise flood damage and adverse effects on both the built and natural environments.

Design of the stormwater system shall include provision for:​
  • ​Meeting all standards of Auckland Council
  • Minimising adverse environmental and community impacts
  • Protection of aquatic ecosystems from potential adverse effects
  • Compliance with environmental requirements
  • Adequate system capacity to service the fully developed   catchment
  • Long service life with consideration of maintenance and whole of life cost
  • Application of Water Sensitive Design solutions
  • Minimisation of flood risk to life and property
  • Safety in design – refer to Section 4.2.5.4.​​​

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