Managing surface water The stages of water management - collect, clean, hold, release

Managing surface water

ACO have an extensive range of products to manage surface water within almost any type of built environment. These range from channel drainage products that collect and convey water, treatment units that clean water, attenuation tanks to hold water and flow controls that throttle the release of water into the water course or sewer system.

Collect, clean, hold, release


ACO have developed their own unique mode - Collect, Clean, Hold and Release – to reflect this range of solutions, which embraces the entire surface water management cycle, from the point where rain lands right through to where it re-enters the natural water environment.

Find out more about managing surface water below.

Product solutions

How can we assist you

Our design team

Collaboration is very much a part of ACO’s way of working. For over 50 years we have been offering creative design solutions to all sectors of government, public and private enterprise and have a track record for development and regeneration informed by community aspirations and environmental context. Our in house design team and our external design engineers have excellent technical understanding of interconnected systems that can help you create sustainable drainage solutions in all categories of the urban environment.

Tools to support you

We also offer software for design surface to assist you in making your own calculations, as well as design visualisers to assist in helping assess impact of various grating/inlet details. BIM product files along with a variety of other support documents are all available for download here.