The Advisory Leaflet contains recommendations on the treatment of stormwater in terms of volume and quality in modified drainage or separated systems. It analyses and structures the following complex backgrounds:
• pollution and volume of the stormwater depending on usage and cover of the surface of origin,
• protection requirement of the groundwater,
• protection requirement of surface waters,
• derived from that, the required stormwater treatment that may be necessary prior to infiltration or discharge into surface waters.
While Standard ATV-A 128E regulates the treatment of combined wastewater, the Advisory Leaflet at hand makes suggestions on how stormwater should be treated without mixing it with wastewater. It contains a simplified assessment method that allows users to take the load of underground and surface water, originating from stormwater of roof areas and of traffic areas, into account in terms of quality and volume for pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles.
The Advisory Leaflet provides municipalities, those obliged to dispose of sewage as well as planners with fundamental considerations regarding urban land-use planning or general drainage planning.