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Wavin helps fight against flood damage


Wavin Plastics, the UK’s leading supplier of plastic pipe systems and solutions, has introduced a range of valves aimed at reducing flood risk to property.

The new OSMA Anti-flood valves are designed for surface and waste water applications and are a simple and effective way to reduce flood risk caused by backflow through the drainage system.

“With 10 per cent of homes in the UK at risk of flooding1, this is a timely extension to the Wavin OsmaDrain Below Ground range and will assist homeowners in reducing the risk of flood damage to properties,“ comments Wavin Plastics spokesperson, Jill Derrick.

The new product design features an internal ‘valve’ or ‘flap-gate’ for automatically cutting-off backflow. There is also a stainless steel rodent protection guard. The units are quick and easy to maintain and come complete with a built-in closure lever.

These new Anti-flood valves are available in two sizes – 110mm and 160mm. Built for durability, the outer unit is manufactured in polypropylene, components are stainless steel and there is an internal rubber seal. Both products are compliant with the requirements of EN 13564-1 and Building Regulations, Part H1 – Section 2.8-2.12. Whilst ideal for surface and waste water applications, the new Anti-flood valves are not suitable for foul water applications.

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