The Intellistorm® smart rainwater management system.
The Intellistorm® smart rainwater management system.

UK water infrastructure systems supplier SDS Ltd has acquired Waterscan Ltd’s water recycling division including its commercial rainwater recycling business and Intellistorm® smart rainwater management system.

The deal will help accelerate the development of SDS’s sustainable water management technologies.

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

Patrick Cullen, managing director of SDS, said his company sees an opportunity to further innovate and refine planning-compliant sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) so they 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,” said Cullen.

“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 and will continue to provide unbroken service to existing Waterscan customers.