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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).

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

  • 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.

Now more than ever the demand for sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) is continuing to grow. 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.

The MPA precast drainage website is designed to offer information aimed to help you design, install & maintain an extensive range of concrete drainage systems. It is also aimed to offer 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.