We know how important it is that hospital appointments aren’t cancelled and theatres are kept open. And in this case the leak was so severe it was also becoming a danger to road users.
Our team arrived on site at 8am and once they pinpointed the leak, we started to excavate. Paul Leach, Pipeline Solutions Manager, said: “When the team uncovered the area of cracked pipe work they realised that a full excavation to repair the water main at that point might have caused the pipe work to fully burst leaving the hospital without water. With operations scheduled throughout the day we knew this wasn’t an option.”
Total Water Solutions’ team stayed on site all day to monitor the leak meaning we were on hand should the water main totally fail before we could perform a full leak repair. After all planned critical care had finished for the day we fully excavated and repaired the water main. Our team was on site until 2am the next morning. We returned the following day to permanently reinstate the affected area.