Tag Archives: drainage

Innovation Showcase | ADS SuDs system includes pollutions removal


Designing SuDS to remove pollution from surface water must match likely levels of pollution with the performance of SuDS elements. Advanced Drainage Systems UK manager Stuart Crisp reports.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) should be designed with water quantity and water quality in mind. Yet often the water quality element is overlooked,…

Company profile | Aco’s sustainable staying power


Aco’s holistic approach to water management is proving increasingly valuable as an antidote to climate change and Britain’s diminishing biodiversity. 

Management of surface water is the specialty of the Aco Group, widely acknowledged as being among the world’s top suppliers of storm water control and sustainable drainage systems.  Extensive investment in…

Aco adds capacity to road drainage systems


Aco’s combined kerb and drainage system KerbDrain has long played an important role in road safety. Its versatility has ensured it can be used on motorways, trunk roads, urban infrastructure, and sustainable drainage system applications. One of its defining features is its ability to remove problems associated with incorrectly sited…

Watch: Driving innovation to improve surface water management


 This video was first aired at NCE’s Future of Roads conference. Polypipe key account manager James Haddon speaks to NCE editor Claire Smith about the role the roads sector can play in contributing to reducing contamination. The discussion explores how roads can become more climate resilient and more responsive to…

Now is the time to actively promote sustainable drainage design


As a designer of drainage schemes and as a zero pollution ambassador for not-for-profit organisation Stormwater Shepherds, I have undertaken a personal journey into how drainage design and sustainability is approached.

This involves influencing surface water run-off quantities, as well as many other elements that can often be overlooked when…

Action needed on railway drainage, structures and safety says industry regulator


The Office of Rail & Road (ORR) has said that the rail sector dealt with the challenges of Covid well but must deliver more action on “Cinderella assets” of drainage and earthworks, as well as track worker safety, in its annual reports on the sector.

The reports assess rail safety in…