Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) aim to control surface rainfall run-off by slowing its drainage rate, relieving pressure on sewerage systems and mimicking natural drainage as closely as possible. Used effectively, SuDS can help local authorities, planners, architects and developers deliver greener infrastructure.
ACO believes that the best SuDS will be cost-effective to operate and provide efficient drainage throughout their life. Rather than being inherently ‘soft’ or ‘hard’, they will instead include an optimized and integral mix of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ components which will combine to bring out the best in each other.
ACO’s advanced water engineering expertise enables us to design solutions with a difference. Our unique approach to SUDS controls rainwater distribution from the moment it hits the ground until it re-enters the natural water environment – minimising environmental impact and maximising sustainability
Every ACO system is designed specifically to manage both the flow rate and volume of surface water run-off, in order to reduce the risk of flooding and pollution. This eases pressure on the sewerage network, improves water quality and makes the natural features of SuDS more effective
Our new StormBrixx attenuation and infiltration system and Qmax slot drainage system represent the latest milestones in our journey to create superior, sustainable surface water management solutions. Used in conjunction with our other water management products; ACO Q-Ceptor oil separators and Q-Brake vortex flow controls they can help you achieve an integrated SuDS solution.
In addition other ACO products can be used within the system chain, products such as KerbDrain, or ACO channel drainage systems can be utilised to collect surface water runoff.