ACO Group

ACO System Chain - drainage solutions for tomorrow's environmental conditions

Increasingly extreme weather must be counteracted by more complex and sophisticated drainage concepts. ACO achieves this with intelligent system solutions which have a dual purpose: protecting people from water, and water from people. Every ACO product within the ACO system chain therefore safely controls the water as it passes along the chain 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 system chain 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 system chain 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 system chain enhances protection and safety for extreme situations: e.g. heavy rain, flooding or handling hazardous liquids.

release: 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 system chain brings the collected, treated and controlled water to the interfaces for further treatment, re-use or release.