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Sustainable 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.

ACO. we care for water


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

Intelligent sustainable solutions

When describing the need for intelligent sustainable solutions, environmental impact and durability are topics that must be discussed together.

ACO Products are technical components for civil and building construction. On the main, they are in highly trafficked public areas and require to be securely integrated into pavements.  ACO products are not only designed to look good, they are manufactured to:

  • be mechanically strong,
  • have thermal and corrosion resilience,
  • be UV stable,

These material attributes are important as products need to last the design life of the project without having to be prematurely replaced and discarded.

Iron, polymer concrete, concrete, stainless steel are amongst the types of materials that are needed for durability and on the main, these materials at the end of their design life are safe, can be used for recycling or can be resold.

Worldwide ACO supply water management products to control both the quality and quantity of water. As weather patterns change with increased rainfall predicted, our products will continue to manage water at the surface level – specifically to collect, clean, hold and sustainably release it back to the water cycle.

Additionally, wildlife safety and biodiversity have considerably influenced our product solutions through the development of wildlife fencing and road crossing tunnel systems. This is to protect wildlife habitats by facilitating migration in areas adjacent to the built environment.

Being an Australian manufacturer, the sourcing of our local materials through to the manufacture of local products ensures transport distances to site are short compared to the excessive carbon footprint associated with companies choosing to import by sea or air.

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