The scheme provided an upgrade of the existing surface water drainage systems in the Orgill area of Egremont to alleviate long term flooding of the local housing, sports fields and surrounding infrastructure. The project involved the replacement and diversion of water ways, drains and culverts to cope with excess rainfall and water run-off.
Our scope of work included:
Due to the nature of the work and time of the year, we experienced high volumes of rainfall and had to deal with significant volumes of standing water from the sports fields and other infrastructure. Our Engineer and General Foreman worked closely with our client team and supplier, Selwood Pumps, to establish a temporary water ‘over pumping’ system. The pumping system included automatic ‘over pumping’ equipment with 8 inch bagging pipes to cope with the sheer volume of water that collected in our new structures each day.
We worked closely with the local residents to provide an automatic pumping system which did not need to run continuously and also to locate the pumps in a suitable location to minimise noise disturbance.
Our engineering and construction staff worked as a single team with our client to overcome the standing water challenge – meaning the project was completed on time and the risk of flooding to local properties was alleviated before the winter flood season.