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Advanced Soil Treatment

Highly trained and experienced teams responding to all manner of spillages and environmental incidents

Experts in Asbestos Disposal

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Acumen Wins Prestigious Gold Award

ClearWater Recycling Systems

Acumen’s ClearWater Recycling System provides an effective, below ground, biological washpad water recycling process.

Our recycling systems are suitable for various applications including greenkeeping, grounds maintenance, small plant, machinery and vehicle wash-off areas.

The advanced recycling system utilises harmless micro-organisms to clean contaminated water from washdown areas and as such, requires minimal maintenance with exceptionally low running costs.

We also offer ClearWater Commercial, specifically suited for the washing of prestige and high-end vehicles located at premises where there is no easy access to foul sewer.  This revolutionary system enables customers with a wide range of vehicles to achieve a very effective wash and finish.

What do I receive:

Whether you decide to self-install the system or purchase our turn key solution, each system comprises of compartmentalised tanks. These are leak free, corrosion resistant and are installed below ground. The tanks are fully guaranteed for 12 months following system commissioning. In addition to this, an annual service is carried out at competitive rates.

Each tank has various components fitted to complete the system, ensuring complete aeration throughout and effective operation. The total storage capacity in the standard system is 5000 litres of water allowing ample time for biological treatment.

How does it work?

Contaminated wash-off water flows from a purpose-built wash pad through a Primary filter and then the Grass Trap/Silt Trap , (both of which remove most solid matter) and enters the underground tank. Micro-organisms then break down the contaminants in the oxygen-rich environment, producing clean water and carbon dioxide. Water then passes through a large coalescing filter to the secondary storage for settling of any suspended solids remaining in the now clean water. The clean water passes to final storage and is fed by powerful, submersible pumps to water guns for effective wash-off. This wash-water then returns into the system for treatment.

For more information on our product range call 01977 52958072 to speak to one of our experts today, email us at or complete an  enquiry form

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Case Study

Acumen was recently tasked with installing a ClearWater System at a stately home in Taplow, Buckinghamshire. When our experienced team had finished installing this innovative system, the Head Gardener at the property asked if it would be possible to install water meters on to the hose outlets, to see how much water was being saved. Acumen agreed to this and...

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Head Office, Knottingley

Acumen House, Headlands Lane, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0LA

Phone: 01977 529586


Acumen Waste Services, Tame Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 6LL

Phone: 01977 529586

West Midlands

Acumen Waste Services, Lincoln Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 0DX

Phone: 01902 352100

York - Escrick

Acumen Waste Recovery Park, The Old Brick & Tile Works, YO19 6ED

Phone: 01977 529586


No 2 East Site, East Terminal, Immingham Dock, Immingham

Phone: 01977 529586


Keighley Office, Newbridge Industrial Estate, Pitt Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4PQ

Phone: 0845 600 3572

York - Harewood Whin

Liquid Treatment Plant, Harewood Whinn, Tinker Lane, Rufforth, York, YO2 3RR

Phone: 01977 529586