chapter  10
Approved Document H: Drainage and waste disposal
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The satisfactory drainage of a building and the efficient disposal of refuse are both matters that could have a dramatic influence on public health and safety. A blocked foul or surface water drain, for example, could cause effluent leakage or flooding; a badly designed septic tank could allow leakage into the subsoil or watercourse; and insufficient dustbin provision could give rise to rodent infestation. It is therefore important that compliance with the functional Requirements H1-H4, is shown by referring to the guidance contained in Approved Document H.