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Advanced technology products for flow control & overflow management control

Posted: Wednesday 22nd November 2006

APA Abwassertechnik have developed and patented a number of products designed to provide significant benefits in the areas of wastewater flow control and overflow management control. The proven products have been installed for many years throughout Europe and are now available in the UK through First Water (UK) Limited. APA products have unique mechanical features and use the highest quality materials, which ensure low levels of maintenance and servicing needs.


The Flow Control Unit can be used in all wastewater environments and operates over a wide range of outflow settings from 5 l/s (up to DN1200).

Key Benefits include

Self regulating anti-blockage mechanisms *

Re-calibration of outflow setting *

Mechanically operated energy efficient

Highest quality materials low maintenance needs

Easy to install and access

*These design features address the key problems which to date have caused a significant amount of operational problems. The capability to re-calibrate the outflow gives long-term flexible solutions allowing for a variety of potential requirements.


This unique patented product provides additional storage capacity and also ensures the highest quality management of overflows by using a mechanical shutter with a counterbalance.

Key Benefits include

Extension of storage capacity

Reduction of Civil Build costs

Optimum management of overflow process

Quality control of overflow content by overflowing at a low level

Full backwater control

Mechanically operated with no regular maintenance required.


This product offers a further option of a lamella (5mm) which will return solids to the storm tank when the overflow process is concluded.

First Water (UK) Limited

16 Worminghall Road, Oakley

Aylesbury, BUCKS HP18 9QY

Telephone: 01844 238702 Fax: 01844 238703

Email: web:

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