Highway Drainage

Ridgistrom-XL provides optimum protection against invading climate change. Take highways water management to a different level!


We offer a comprehensive range of BBA HAPAS approved surface water drainage systems, conforming to Highways England standards and specifications to meet the needs of highway projects, ensuring the unmatched quality of our Highway Drainage Systems.


Our thermoplastic Ridgidrain surface water highway drainage pipes in diameter 100-900mm and our Ridgistorm-XL large diameter pipe system in diameter 1050-3000mm are both quick to install, because they are lighter in weight and available in longer lengths, when compared to traditional systems, which is invaluable on large scale infrastructure projects where time makes up a large proportion of the overall construction cost.  We have a range of gully options for surface water capture on a highway, these include Ridgichute and Ridgigully.

Fully Approved and Compliant Highway Drainage Systems

Our Ridgidrain and Ridgistorm-XL surface water drainage systems are both compliant with Highway England’s MCHW, Volume 1 Specification for Highway Works Series 500 with AIP acceptance through the BD2/12 Standard for Highways Schemes for diameters 1050-3000mm. Ridgidrain is BBA HAPAS approved.

Surface Water Drainage for Private Roads

Polysewer and Ridgisewer are ideal surface water drainage systems for private roads that are adopted by water companies, where installations need to be in accordance with Sewers for Adoption or Sewers for Scotland.


Managing surface water as close as possible to where it falls is a key aspect of source control and SuDS. Polypipe solutions such as the Ridgistorm-XL large diameter pipe system and Polystorm geocellular system have the ability to store large volumes of surface water at the side of the road for either infiltration or attenuation purposes. RIDGISTORMCheck Chambers can be utilised for flow control in attenuation applications.


Surface Water Treatment

Surface water treatment solutions are available to separate and remove silt, oil, phosphorus and heavy metal pollutants. These include our RIDGISTORMSeparate Silt Traps and CatchpitsRIDGISTORMSeparate-X4 treatment devices and Ridgitreat treatment pipes. Used in conjunction with Ridgidrain, our Qpit Type 8 Catchpits are designed for highways applications., as a cost-effective way of protecting the downstream drainage system by separating out silts and debris.


Be sure to use our wide-ranging Technical Hub that offers expert help and in-depth information on Polypipe Highway Drainage Systems so you can make the right choice.



Literature & Technical info