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ACO WaterCycle​

drainage solutions for tomorrow's environmental conditions​

Increasingly extreme weather must be counteracted by more complex and sophisticated drainage concepts. ACO achieves this with the intelligent WaterCycle which have a dual purpose: protecting people from water, and water from people. Every ACO product within the ACO WaterCycle therefore safely controls the water as it passes along the cycle to ensure that it can be ecologically and economically reused in a viable way.​

COLLECT: gather and capture

The surface water or the liquids being treated are collected from the surface as quickly and as completely as possible by the drainage system. This part of the ACO WaterCycle guarantees protection, safety and comfort for the people, buildings and traffic routes in the immediate vicinity.

CLEAN: pre-treat and process

The collected liquids are treated using integrated physical, chemical or biological processes that ensure they can be discharged into the public sewers – the minimum requirement. This part of the ACO WaterCycle creates the conditions for recycling and sustainable use.

HOLD: retain and contain

Containers, barriers and valves ensure that the liquids stay within the drainage system where they can be properly controlled. This part of the ACO WaterCycle enhances protection and safety for extreme situations: e.g. heavy rain, flooding or handling hazardous liquids.

REUSE: pumping, discharging and reusing

Pumps, lifting plant and pipe systems transfer the collected, treated and controlled water into the downstream systems and processes. This part of the ACO WaterCycle brings the collected, treated and controlled water to the interfaces for further treatment, re-use or release.

The ACO WaterCycle I Smart drainage made visible (EN)​

The ACO WaterCycle I Smarte Entwässerungstechnik sichtbar gemacht (DE)​

ACO. we care for water

ACO is a Water-Tech company that protects water. Building on our global drainage expertise that protects people from water, we increasingly see our mission as also protecting water from people.

With the ACO WaterCycle, ACO provides systems that collect and channel, clean, retain and ultimately reuse water. In this way, ACO contributes to the preservation of clean groundwater as a vital resource, and makes a contribution to tomorrow’s world. In its Agenda 2030, the UN global community set the improvement of water quality as one of 17 sustainable development goals.

Intelligent drainage systems from ACO increasingly use smart technology to ensure that rainwater and wastewater are drained, or temporarily stored. With innovative separation and filter technology, we prevent water contamination by pollutants such as fat and grease, fuels, heavy metals and microplastics. Today, ACO goes one step further: we accept the challenge of reusing water, and thus establishing a resource-saving cycle. For all products and systems, ACO attaches great importance to durability, reusability and a low carbon footprint. The pursuit of sustainability is an ongoing process that we strive to meet every day.

The ACO Group is a global family business that is one of the world market leaders in the Water-Tech segment. Founded in Schleswig-Holstein in 1946, it operates as a transnational network in over 50 countries. Worldwide, ACO is characterised by a high level of decentralised ownership, and explicit regional market proximity.