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Welcome to the MPA Precast Drainage website

This MPA Precast information resource provides information & advice on concrete pipes, manholes, box culverts, & other precast concrete drainage systems. This includes sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).


MPA Precast was formed following the integration of the British Precast Drainage Association (BPDA), the Precast Flooring Federation (PFF), Interpave, and British Precast Architectural & Structural (BPAS). MPA Precast is a product group within the Mineral Products Association (MPA).

Concrete pipe drainage systems have been the material of choice for over a century and can offer the most environmentally friendly and competitive installed option today. With a wide range of precast concrete pipes available the options vary, each offering different benefits including:

  • Installed cost savings
  • Faster construction
  • A long service life
  • Lower whole life cost
  • Reduced environmental impact

The strength & durability of precast concrete pipe drainage can help protect the system during construction and its long lifetime of operation.

There is a growing demand for sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS). Concrete drainage can offer many advantages for proprietary SuDS components and systems. Legislation highlights the need for effective operation over the lifetime of the development. Precast concrete pipe drainage provides proven long term performance and can help minimize lifetime costs.

This MPA Precast Drainage website provides information to help you design, install & maintain an extensive range of concrete drainage systems. It also offers useful information and case studies. Click here to find out more.

Find out more about MPA Precast and its precast drainage producing members by clicking here.