As a reliable partner of the civil engineering builders' merchant, ACO offers solutions for professional drainage, surface water management and water protection. These play a large role in the planning and design of urban, infrastructure and industrial drainage. Whether for investors, consultant engineers, landscape architects, contractors and operators ACO Surface Water Management (SWM) provides innovative product solutions for civil engineering, road construction and landscape gardening.
Offering comprehensive design tools and services, ACO Surface Water Management also assists with the design, construction and sustainable operation of modern drainage systems.
Four guiding questions accompany us in the search for sustainable drainage solutions:
The surface water or liquids to be treated run off the surface into the drainage system, quickly and as completely as possible. This part of the ACO system chain ensures protection, safety and convenience for the people, buildings and traffic routes in the direct surroundings
- Drainage channels
- Road and yard gully
- Gully tops
- Manhole covers
The surface water or collected liquids are treated by integrated physical, chemical or biological methods so that – as a minimum requirement – they can be fed into
the public sewers. This part of the ACO system chain creates the basis for recycling and sustainable use.
- Sedimentation and filtration systems
Water sorage, drainage barriers and throttles ensure that surface water or the liquids to be treated stay within the drainage system and can be carried in a controlled way. This part of the ACO system chain increases protection and safety for extreme requirements, e.g. in case of heavy rainfall, flooding or in handling hazardous liquids
- Control valve shafts
- Infiltration and attenuation systems
- Retention basins
Pumps, lifting plants and pipe systems transfer the collected, treated and controlled water to downstream systems and cycle. This part of the ACO system chain brings the collected and treated water to downstream systems in a controlled way for further use or returns it to the natural water cycle.
- Flow control systems
- Pump shafts