Anglian Water team completes challenging emergency repair

Danaher & Walsh’s dedicated Anglian Water team has carried out emergency major works to repair a burst rising main in Peterborough.

A call was received at 4pm on Tuesday 20th September to report flooding on a sports field in Werrington, Peterborough, in the location of a 500mm asbestos cement rising main.

To add to the challenge, a medium-pressure gas main was located in vicinity of the rising main.

A site was set-up within hours to allow the urgent repairs to take place. A huge logistical operation involving up to 26 tankers was requited to ensure flows were maintained while repairs were carried out.

By 2pm on Wednesday afternoon, works to repair the rising main had commenced, and by 6pm the repairs were complete.

The works were carried out under the newly rebranded Integrated Maintenance & Repair Water Recycling Alliance – of which Danaher & Walsh is one of four alliance partners – which delivers planned and emergency works across Anglian Water’s huge network.

Rob Kelly, Head of IMR WR Alliance said “The Anglian Water and Danaher & Walsh teams co-ordinated up to 26 tankers across 13 locations to manage Fenbridge Road pumping station and repaired a 500mm asbestos cement main. 

“The pumping stations are now running normally and there was no environmental, customer or media impact as a result of this huge undertaking.”

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