high capacity drainage channel Articles

  • Dons drainage is pitch-perfect stadiummk benefits from versatility of ACO channel drainage

    Developers of stadiummk, home to Milton Keynes Dons FC, have been able to take advantage of ACO Water Management's versatile range of channel drainage systems to create a fully integrated, high performance drainage network covering a host of diverse applications across the complex. Managing run-off from the pitch, the hotel entrance and the stadium car park - together with its fitness centre and ...


    By ACO Group

  • Acid mine drainage treatment

    Acid mine/rock drainage is a rampant problem in the world today. The above photo depicts acid drainage at an abandoned mine in the Yukon Territory of northwest Canada. This mine shares a similar history to thousands of other mines throughout the world. It was in operation for six short years in the 1950’s, producing gold ore. Its profitability eventually failed and it was abandoned. In the ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • ACO drainage plays its part in famous theatre town regeneration

    Managing the surface water across the £127million redevelopment of Stratford-upon-Avon's waterfront - an area that includes the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre - is an integrated drainage scheme created using ACO Water Management's versatile ACO MultiDrain™ MD. By using different channel widths, depths and inlet configurations of the same system, designers have been able to ensure ...


    By ACO Group

  • Combination of bespoke and standard ACO surface water drainage systems

    A series of unique, high performance channel drainage systems designed and manufactured by ACO Technic, the bespoke product development division of water management specialist ACO Technologies, has been installed across Heathrow's award winning Terminal Five. As well as helping to overcome some significant challenges posed by the site's design, the systems have played a key role in creating some ...


    By ACO Group

  • Use of InfoWorks CS to build an integrated urban drainage model

    Creation of a single integrated InfoWorks CS model covering foul, surface and river systems is proving invaluable in understanding the complex interactions within a flood-prone urban catchment in north west London. The three systems had originally been held in separate models, with the foul and surface networks each modeled in InfoWorks CS and the rivers in ISIS. “There has been a lot of careful ...


    By Innovyze

  • Acid mine drainage in semi-arid regions: the extent of the problem in the waters of reservoirs in the Iberian Pyrite Belt (SW Spain)

    There are many reservoirs in the Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB), SW Spain, which receive contributions from watercourses affected by acid mine drainage processes, characterised by low pH values and high concentrations of heavy metals and sulphates. When they reach the reservoirs, the waters increase its pH, which will cause most of the metal load carried by the mining channel to precipitate into the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Puny drain pumping station

    Bedford Pumps Ltd has recently completed the installation of the Mechanical and Electrical plant at a new pumping station at Puny Drain. The drain which is controlled by the East of Ouse, Polver and Nar IDB’s, drains an area of low lying land to the south of Kings Lynn. The recent redesign of the drainage system in the area necessitated the construction of a new drain and pumping station to ...


    By Bedford Pumps Ltd

  • ACO Water management systems play key SUDS role at new brick works

    Mansfield Brick's new £10 million manufacturing facility in Nottinghamshire has used a wide range of ACO Water Management products to complete a self-contained SUDS system that imposes no additional load on the main sewer network. Designed to withstand heavy plant and vehicle traffic as well as potentially high levels of debris carried in the surface water run-off, the system provides ...


    By ACO Group

  • ACO surface water management systems help create award winning retail environment

    Designers of the drainage system at the new Peterborough Garden Park have exploited the benefits of a number of AGO Water Management product ranges to create a value-engineered SUDS solution that has helped the development win the BCSC Out-of-Town Retail Scheme Gold Award. Runs of ACO KerbDrain, AGO Profile, ACO MultiDrain and ACO Brickslot form an integrated network that overcomes the site's ...


    By ACO Group

  • Caravan sales park uses ACO SUDS system to create unique customer environment

    The new eleven acre landscaped extension to Salop Leisure's sales centre in Shrewsbury has exploited the versatility of ACO Water Management's grated drainage channel system, ACO MultiDrain MD, to create a unique SUDS scheme that adds a striking visual aspect to the setting and prevents any risk of flooding. By using a series of swales, pools and wetlands to receive rainwater collected by ...


    By ACO Group

  • PT150 hits the Riga Airport case study

    Riga International Airport is the largest airport in the Baltic States. RIX Airport acts as a hub for AirBaltic and is part of the network of a number of the largest airlines in the world. To ensure that the airport maintains it function of international access point for the Baltic states, the national Ministry of Transport has entered into an agreement to implement a development project with the ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Installation speed of ACO Qmax minimises disruption at Belfast International Airport

    Ease of handling, quick installation and high drainage performance are the reasons for ACO Qmax- being selected to manage surface water run-off from Belfast International Airport's new and refurbished aircraft aprons. All four sizes of ACO Water Management's award-winning slot drainage system have been used across the project which forms a key part of the airport's ambitious development plans to ...


    By ACO Group

  • Developing optimum solutions to flooding

    Developing optimum solutions to flooding With a very long period of wet weather in the summer overlaid by intense rainfall, 2007 was the wettest summer in the UK on record. This unusual weather pattern resulted in very high localised runoff, with three events in England exceeding the 1 in 100 year return period over that time – some of the worst flooding that has ever occurred in ...


    By Innovyze

  • A no-brainer for drains

    Pre-fabricated drainage products have saved time and boosted safety on a Welsh road scheme Surface water drainage is not the most visible element of a new road scheme – after all, it’s almost entirely underground. But it is vitally important to any road and it’s one of the first priorities before work starts on the carriageway. At Costain’s £59 ...


    By Kijlstra LTD.

  • Managing runoff to protect natural streams: the latest developments on investigation and management of hydromodification in California

    Untitled Document EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Stream channel downcutting, widening, and erosion due to increased surface runoff present the most profound and ...

  • ACO KerbDrain helps meet the demanding performance specifications at Hindhead Tunnel, Surrey

    Constructing a road tunnel under the sensitive environment of the Devil's Punchbowl in Surrey has been a major engineering achievement. It has required every element of the project to meet not only the demanding highway performance specifications but also the absolute need to protect and preserve a unique ecological area. The tunnel's carriageway drainage system is no exception. The improvement ...


    By ACO Group

  • Wetland friendly breakfast in Argentina

    “The natural flow of water in the Parana Delta is altering,” tells a local farmer. “We know this is caused by the increasing amount of infrastructure for the conversion of the Parana Delta wetlands into soy plantations. There is evidence that as a result, communities are no longer protected during the regular floods that occur in the Delta.” He is eager to find solutions ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Lake supply & treatment expansion

    Client: City of Fort Smith Completion Date: 2003 - Design2006 - Lake construction2008 - Plant construction Services Provided Supply reservoir enlargement 30 million-gallon-per-day (MGD) water plant renovation New 20-MGD dual train water plant addition Pulsating clarifiers ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Hydraulic Modelling in the Middle East and North Africa

    Water is under pressure in the Middle East and North Africa, a region which houses 4% of the world’s population but possesses only 1.4% of global water resources. A naturally scarce resource at the best of times faces increasing demand from a growing population with high expectations of water quality, supply and treatment. At the same time, the price of water fails to reflect the true cost of ...


    By Innovyze

  • Water system master plan

    Client: City of Fort Smith, Ark. Completion Date: 2002 Services Provided Water supply/delivery Hydraulic modeling and design Water quality analyses Water supply hydrology Flood hydrology 3-D project rendering Physical hydraulic models Spillway hydraulics ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

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