Swarm Water Management, Recycling & the Environment

Swarm Aqua® is manufactured from a variety of components, which when combined provide a product that is recycled, recyclable, sustainable with a long life expectancy.

With the quality of our suppliers and the components that we use, we always make sure that the environmental impact of our products and processes remains as minimal as possible.

Our suppliers are accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHAS 18001, BBA, HAPAS Roads & Bridges which is a testament to their respective dedication to quality and the environment.

Ductile Iron

The top casting of Swarm Aqua® channels is manufactured from ductile iron. This iron part once installed should never need to be removed and has a design life of well over 100 years, although it is a 100% recyclable part.
The raw material that goes into manufacturing this part is cast from 75-99% recycled iron from a wide range of sources that could otherwise be sent to landfill.

The foundry where Swarm Aqua® tops are cast like to take things one step further however, they shred and reuse waste paper on-site to be used in packaging, and have installed energy and water saving measures throughout their site.


Galvanised Steel

Steel walls form the sides of the Swarm Aqua® channels. Steel is a 100% recyclable material and generally contains around 25% of recycled materials.

The use of scrap steel saves up to 74% of the energy needed to make steel from virgin materials.

Recycling one tonne of steel cans saves:

1.5 tonnes of iron ore
0.5 tonnes of coke
1.28 tonnes of solid waste
Reduces air emissions by 86%
Reduces water pollution by 76%


The twinwall channel part of Swarm Aqua® is manufactured from 100% recycled HDPE, which itself is also 100% recyclable as it is one of the easiest plastic polymers to recycle. In addition to its green properties, the twinwall pipe also has a design life of over 60 years, which means that not only is it environmentally conscious, it also doesn't require remedial, repair or replacement works once installed.

Other uses for HDPE include plastic shopping bags, trays, tanks, food containers, pipe fittings, hinges, cutting boards, wear plates and more.

The worldwide marked for HDPE plastics is around 30 million tons per year.


Each length of Swarm Aqua uses up to 858 recycled HDPE plastic bottles.

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Arrange a presentation with us
Our highly experienced team is on hand to give seminars and presentations regarding our own Swarm Aqua® system. With a background in linear drainage and a wealth of knowledge, we are able to answer all of your questions so that specifying or installing Swarm Aqua® is as easy as it should be.
These seminars are suitable for architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, cost consultants, contractors and suppliers.
In Partnership with Aggregate Industries

With over 200 sites and more than 3900 dedicated employees, Aggregate Industries are home to everything from aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products.

On top of that, AI produce, import and export supply materials for cement and offer national road surfacing and contracting services.


Swarm Aqua's components are manufactured adhering to the very highest standards. All of the components of the Swarm Aqua® system are manufactured and assembled in the UK in order to ensure a quick delivery and the very best quality control.

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Swarm is dedicated to the holistic commitment of professionals towards the enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers. Arrange a presentation with us today via the CPD page or by clicking on the CPD logo above.

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