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SDS acquires Waterscan's water recycling business

Water infrastructure systems supplier SDS has announced its acquisition of the water recycling division of Waterscan Ltd and affirmed its strategic vision to advance the development of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) for water reuse.

The acquisition includes Waterscan’s well-established commercial rainwater recycling business and its Intellistorm smart rainwater management system, which maximises rainwater and greywater reuse.

SDS said the move represents a significant step in its plans for business growth and that it expects it to help accelerate the development of its sustainable water management technologies.

Following the agreement, SDS will take on immediate responsibility for Waterscan’s current and planned rainwater recycling projects covering design, supply, installation and maintenance of commercial greywater and rainwater recycling systems.

SDS managing director Patrick Cullen said he sees an opportunity to further innovate and refine planning-compliant SuDS systems so the company can combine the advantages of rainwater reuse and flood water attenuation on new developments.

"The realities of a climate change emergency demand a committed and determined response to build flood resilience and reduce water consumption," Cullen said.

“We have to change the way we think about sustainable drainage systems and treat rainwater first and foremost as a resource, not as a problem to be managed or mitigated. Climate change will lead to more intense storms and flooding in future. So, our priority should be to reuse collected rainwater and prevent it from entering an already-overloaded sewer network.”

Kevin Reed, water recycling manager at Waterscan, has transferred to SDS in his current capacity to provide unbroken service to existing Waterscan customers.

Author: Robin Hackett, editor, WWT
Topic: Flooding & Urban Drainage
Tags: Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) , water reuse , mergers & acquisitions

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