Storm and foul water drainage installation
ECL Civil Engineering provides storm and foul water drainage installation services to a broad range of customers. The projects we undertake vary considerably from small drainage connections for self-builds to large scale residential, employment, retail and industrial schemes.
With our experienced in-house workforce and comprehensive fleet of plant equipment, we have a self-delivery model that is well equipped to serve any drainage project scope, from working on an adopted highway to connecting a new sewer to an existing mains network.
Each of the regional statutory water authorities recognises our meticulous quality assessment procedures. Meaning we are a fully accredited installer of drainage networks and our expert project management teams can take your drainage requirements from the design phase right to successful adoption by the local water board.
Our Drainage Services Include:
- Drainage Assessments for Site Appraisal
- Sewer Diversions / Sewer Connections
- Timber Headings / Deep Drainage
- Surface Water Drainage Schemes
- Flood Alleviation Works
- Interceptor Installation
- Waste Treatment Installation
- Culvert Construction / Maintenance
- Sustainable Drainage Solutions (SUDS)
- Pipeline CCTV / Inspection Surveys
- Sewer Jetting Services
- Reinforced Concrete Infrastructure
- Associated Minor / Major Civil Works
- Excavation / Reinstatement Service
- Pump stations, wet wells and foul rising mains
- Sewer rehabilitation
Hi-Tech Plant Fleet
We continually invest heavily in ensuring our machinery has the latest technology available on the market to deliver the very best service as safely as possible. Our fleet holds excavators up to 50 tonnes, articulated dump trucks, GPS/laser-controlled machinery with AI capabilities, and specialist machinery, such as our Vacuum Excavator, which provides a safer option in situations where traditional mechanical excavation is too high risk.
Our surface water and foul water drainage assessment will qualify a potential developments ability to manage surface water runoff and foul water according to planning regulations. Our appraisals can help establish a drainage system’s technical viability and highlight relevant constraints, including sewer easements, diversions and reinforcement and provide solutions to overcome any concerns.
We have an in-house technical team that offers a complete ‘Buildability Review’ to support clients who wish to retain the design responsibility of their drainage network.
The ‘Buildability Review’ will identify any desk design oversight in advance of mobilisation and reduce their impact on the project programme and bottom line by catching them early.
Detailed Drainage Design for Adoption: Under 104 Agreement
We install surface water and foul water drainage schemes where statutory undertakers adopt drainage systems under Section 104 agreements.
Our skilled team provides some of the highest standards of quality and safety in the industry, along with an exceptional work ethic.
Storm Drainage Systems
Here at ECL, we have four decades of experience installing storm drainage systems on residential, commercial and industrial projects. Typically, the storm drainage systems we incorporate on developments are to take the drainage from highways and buildings and control groundwater flow to reduce flooding and other saturation issues and reduce pollution, erosion and other health and environmental issues.
Foul Water Systems
ECL design, develop and install foul water drainage schemes for mains and non-mains sewer areas, for gravity and pumped systems and for privately owned and adoptable systems.
Balancing Ponds and Attenuation
We’ve managed some form of storm attenuation for most of our projects, from a simple pond, attenuation crates to precast concrete tanks.
Many of the balancing ponds we install have a secondary purpose: providing amenity or agricultural land (in areas that flood rarely) or providing wildlife habitat.
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)
A sustainable urban drainage system aims to manage stormwater locally and encourage infiltration, attenuation, and passive treatment to reduce the likelihood of pollutants (such as hydrocarbons) reaching the watercourse and to reduce the risk of floods in extreme weather conditions.
We have vast experience installing all types of systems across our projects, including permeable paving, filter strips, french drains, swales, complex stormwater storage systems, attenuation systems, trenchless systems under roads and watercourses, as well as basins and ponds.