It is widely known that a significant proportion of East Anglia relies for its existence on the effective operation of widespread land drainage networks. Without these networks much of the region would not be able to function in the way that it does and the population would be hard pressed to continue their lifestyles in the way they do in the modern world due to the high ground water levels.
Much of the drainage to keep ground water levels in check is achieved using local pumping stations that take water from the land drainage network and pump it into local rivers and drainage channels that remove the water off the land and out to sea so keeping the local area from flooding. These pumping stations are under the control of the Internal Drainage Boards (IDB’s).
However, when undertaking rehabilitation of a pumping station at a site near Kings Lynn, a reverse syphon carrying water from the pump station to the main drainage channels that fed the local estuary, was found to have failed and there were fears that water normally carried by the syphon away from its local pumping station would cause problems.
The failure of the syphon meant that water from the pumping station was not, as would normally be the case, all removed from the network but that it was being returned back into and potentially undermining the pumping station due to leakage in the syphon. This was also causing the river bank near the pumping station to erode. It was causing problems in the pump station as water was recycling, meaning the pump station was working significantly harder than it should, incurring extra cost and potentially could lead to significant flooding problems for the area.Read More
The North of England has long been famous for not just its wonderful landscapes, world renowned cities and the character of its people, it is also globally recognised as a major centre in the growth of the industrial economies we see today. Whilst like many parts of the UK the region has had its ups and downs alongside the vagaries of the economy it still boasts some of the UK’s largest industrial facilities.
Not least of these is a major soft drinks manufacturing plant which was recently the site of a challenging pipeline rehabilitation project undertaken by DALROD, a family run drainage industry service provider established in Peterborough in 1985. The project was completed using the BRAWOLINER® HT CIPP liner system, supplied by the UK Brawoliner distributor C.J. Kelly Associates of Peterborough. The project had apparently been looked at by other rehabilitation contractors but dismissed as not possible using currently available techniques.
Sewer lining specialist DALROD Cambridgeshire was recently involved in a technically challenging project to keep water flowing to a major cement works in Essex, UK. The site is part of an industrial development in the mined out area of what is still elsewhere a working quarry site, investigations showed that the pipes which carried away fresh water between to two lakes was in need of rehabilitation. However, the fact that the site was industrialised with other operations as well as the cement mixing works, meant that operating conditions for any rehabilitation works would be far from easy.
The client expressly demanded that the rehabilitation be completed in a set timeframe with all traffic management being undertaken by the contractor and most of all that not only during the rehabilitation works but subsequently there should be no pollution created by the products used to complete the works.Read More