Aquacell achieves industry recognition

April 5, 2007
Wavin Plastics, the UK's leading supplier of water management system, has achieved Local Authority Building Control (LABC) approval for its AquaCell and AquaCell Lite innovative sustainable urban drainage systems...

WILTSHIRE, U.K., April 5, 2007 -- Wavin Plastics, the UK's leading supplier of water management system, has achieved Local Authority Building Control (LABC) approval for its AquaCell and AquaCell Lite innovative sustainable urban drainage systems.

The AquaCell range comprises of two different types of plastic infiltration modules, differing by their loading capabilities. A series of individual plastic infiltration modules can be clipped together to form an underground structure that can capture and store water. The water is then released at a controlled rate as either a soakaway into the ground or into a public sewer system or watercourse.

AquaCell Lite is Green in colour and specifically designed for non-trafficked applications such as parks, playing fields and domestic gardens. AquaCell is Suitable for installations both up to and exceeding 1.5 metres. Its distinctive Blue colour makes it easy to identify. AquaCell is designed for all configurations and applications, including both shallow and deeper installations and is ideal for all sizes of project including major attenuation schemes.

The LABC is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in building design and construction and is acknowledged as the UK's leading national building control service.

Denise O'Leary, customer marketing manager at Wavin Plastics, said: "Achieving LABC approval shows just how innovative the AquaCell product range is. As a company we strive to be market leaders. We believe our solution driven approach to water management is setting the example."

AquaCell and AquaCell lite are approved under LABC certificate numbers 346-9-7038 (AquaCell) and 347-9-7038 (AquaCell Lite)

Wavin Plastics, a Division of Wavin UK Group, is the UK's leading supplier of plastic water management and drainage systems for the Building, Construction and Utilities markets. Under the OSMA brand Wavin Plastics offers a solution to all water management issues, with experience and expertise in rain and stormwater, foul water, drinking water, sanitary and heating. Over 17,500 products are designed and produced under the OSMA brand with many patents for a wide range of applications including Above and Below Ground Drainage, Plumbing and Heating, Water Management, and Drinking Water distribution. The company holds BS EN 9001 BSI Registered Status and BS EN ISO 14001, the British Standard for environmental management.

Wavin is the leading supplier of plastic pipe systems and solutions in Europe. The company provides essentials: plastic pipe systems and solutions for tap water, surface heating and cooling, soil and waste, rain- and storm water, distribution of drinking water and gas and telecom applications. Wavin is headquartered in Zwolle (The Netherlands) and has a presence in 27 European countries, with manufacturing sites in 16 of those. The company employs approximately 6,700 people and reported revenues of EUR 1.5 billion for 2006. Outside Europe, it has a global network of more than 120 agents, licensees and distributors.

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