Yorkshire Water uses innovative liner on Wetherby pipes
Yorkshire Water has employed an innovative technique in Wetherby that extends the life of water pipes and removes the need to dig up the road. The £100,000 project saw the relining of a huge water main will improve the quality of water supplies to Kirk Deighton, North Deighton, and Little Ribston.
It is understood to be the first time that the material has been used on a live project in the world.
Instead of digging up and replacing 2,000m of water pipe on Lime Kiln Lane in the town, Yorkshire Water service partners Morrison Utility Services has used a lining technique where a plastic coating is sprayed on the inside of a pipe. The coating extends the life of the pipe and can have a positive effect on water quality.
The new liner, called Scotchkote Liner 2100, can be inspected with just CCTV ten minutes after application and the pipes can be used again just one hour later, which is much quicker than when the traditional liner is used.
This means a huge cost saving and the new liner reduces the carbon footprint by up to 75%.
Project manager Ross Housley said: “These pipes didn’t need replacing thanks to this innovative technique. We avoided lots of disruption to traffic by not having to dig up the road and the whole process took only 14 days, instead of potentially 12 weeks, to complete.”
- Outstanding achievement honour for WaterAid's Barbara Frost WaterAid chief executive Barbara Frost has been awarded the prestigious Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement... Read More >
- Dee Valley Water announces new customer challenge chair Dee Valley Water has announced that it has appointed Clare Evans as its new Customer Challenge Group (CCG) Independent... Read More >
- MWH gains Wessex Water technical consultancy deal for AMP6 Wessex Water has selected MWH, now part of Stantec, to provide technical consultancy to support its AMP6 investment... Read More >
- Under pressure: Tackling leakage in new networks Leakage in new pipelines represents a significant problem but, working alongside Scottish Water, Ant Hire Solutions has... Read More >
- Making pipeline construction projects effective and sustainable The use of recycled pipe bedding and connections to development on brownfield sites are two ways in which plastic pipes... Read More >
- SES Water seeks out below-ground intelligence Collaborative work to assess the condition of pipes in the Sutton and East Surrey region is set to give SES Water... Read More >
- Making the case for trenchless pipe pulling Simon Drain, managing director of Kobus Services Ltd, shines a spotlight on the scale of the pipe repair problem in the UK... Read More >
- Lead Pipe Removal: Taking the Lead Lead pipes represent a proven risk to water quality and people's health - but 50 years after they were banned for new use,... Read More >