How to choose the right AquaCell unit for your next drainage project

Wavin AquaCell units are a tried and tested modular technique for managing excessive rainfall and can be assembled to create an underground structure as either a temporary attenuation tank or infiltration soakaway.

Continuing development, a changing climate and the consequences of intensified rainfall are all increasingly prominent issues on the political and environmental agenda, particularly after the extreme flooding that hit the UK in December 2015.

What are the benefits of AquaCell units?

Some benefits of AquaCell units include:

  • Significantly reduced flooding risk
  • Controlled, reduced-volume release of stormwater into existing sewer systems or watercourses
  • Recharging of local groundwater (if infiltration/soakaway application)
  • Aerobic purification to improve water run-off quality
  • Sustainable, cost effective management of the water environment
  • Helping SuDS and planning approval

The proven qualities and performance of AquaCell systems not only support the achievement of SuDS, but can also help reinforce and enhance planning applications, and enable development to proceed.

What are the different types of AquaCell units?

We offer four types of AquaCell units, each of which has been designed for different applications:

AquaCell Eco

AquaCell Eco is manufactured from specially reformulated, recycled material and has been designed for shallow, non-trafficked, landscaped applications.

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AquaCell Prime

AquaCell Prime is manufactured from specially reformulated, recycled material. It is ideal for use in both shallow and deep applications, subject to either regular traffic loading – such as car parks (for vehicles up to 12 tonnes) – or for landscaped areas.

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AquaCell Core

AquaCell Core has been designed for use in deep applications, subject to both regular and heavy traffic loadings, such as cars and HGV’s (for vehicles up to 44 tonnes).

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AquaCell Plus

AquaCell Plus has been designed primarily for use in applications where inspectability is required, and is suitable for use in all applications from landscaped areas to heavily trafficked areas (for vehicles up to 44 tonnes).

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Which AquaCell unit is right for your next project?

Our selector will help you to determine which AquaCell unit, or combination of units, is the correct choice for a particular project.

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About the author

Martin Lambley

Martin is Wavin's Product Manager for Foul, Utilities and Water Management. Martin joined the team in November 2015, bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge.

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