Aquaflow SuDS System
Sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS)
Ever changing weather systems, increasing urbanisation and rapid run-off have put a tremendous strain on conventional storm water drainage systems, resulting in sewers and culverts becoming overloaded and contamination of streams and rivers.
SuDS help prevent flooding by replicating natural systems and processes to drain surface water run-off in a controlled way. This is done through collection, storage and cleaning before the water is slowly released back, either into the watercourses or directly into the ground. Alternatively the water can be stored and used for flushing lavatories, washing cars and watering plants.
These systems are increasingly being used and will soon become mandatory on all new major developments.
Formpave’s Aquaflow SuDS are available in two different types, depending on requirements. The infiltration system allows rainwater to be filtered and cleaned before being percolated into the ground. Attenuation (tanked) systems, allow water to be collected and released into watercourses. Or alternatively can be used in conjunction with rain water harvesting systems greatly reducing the water consumption requirements. Both the Aquaflow infiltration and attenuation systems can be used on trafficked and pedestrianized areas.
Formpave is the prime innovator in developing SuDS, with the patented Aquaflow system. Specifying an Aquaflow system within your project gives you:
Aquaflow from Formpave is capable of dispersing up to 9000mm of run-off per m2/ph
The Aquaflow system is patented, using a well-researched set of components
The patented grid provides enhanced ground-stabilisation which allows reduced excavation
Geotextile membrane - Inbitex Geotextile removes harmful pollutants and hydrocarbons cleaning the collected storm water for reuse or direct infiltration.
The combination of tried and tested components reduce overall construction costs. Excavations can typically be 300mm less than alternative permeable paving systems.
Bespoke Design Service
Our Design Team will work with you to provide a bespoke design for your project, ensuring high performance cost effective drainage solutions - Click here for more details
All projects created by our Design Team and constructed using the correct materials are supplied with a six-year warranty, with extended versions also available.
The Aquaflow system is fully CE marked, and is manufactured under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 conditions. The system is also BBA (British Board of Agrement) accredited.
Testing and validation
Coventry University and other independent parties.