Soakage testing or percolation testing is required for developments that intend to use a soakaway. A soakaway collects surface runoff prior to being discharged into the surrounding soil.
The assessment determines the rate at which the ground absorbs a known volume of water and ensures the ground is suitable for the soak-away proposed.
A number of different permeability tests for measuring the rate of flow and determining whether a soak-away may work well for a development can be undertaken.
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