Stonbury are immensely proud to be supporting our clients across the UK at such a crucial time and have been designated as 'key workers' by DEFRA and the UK water utility companies. Our teams are working tirelessly to help secure and maintain drinking water supplies, ensuring clean and safe drinking water is provided without interruption to critical services such as our hospitals as well as the general public. Now more than ever, the safety and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance and we have adapted our safe working practices to ensure social distancing precautions are in place and that the correct hygiene practices are being followed. Safety is our priority, and we endeavour to make sure everyone at Stonbury goes home safe to their family.
Earlier this month Stonbury were pleased to assist Mott MacDonald Consulting Engineers at the first UKWIR workshop into ‘Best practice guidance for Service Reservoirs and Water Towers’.
The project aims to identify the best practices associated with the design, installation and operational stages of the two water assets. Ultimately, developing an Assessment Management Toolkit, for guidance to enhance the life and performance of the water asset.
The workshop held on the 5th July, gathered numerous water companies, leading industry consultants and suppliers to discuss the strategies for better risk management of service reservoirs and water towers.
Participants were able to learn about UK and International best practice, shape the emphasis of the research project and validate the current outputs of the research to date.
With over 30 years experience working with water assets, Stonbury presented the main issues encountered from our experience and the range of solutions we have employed over these years.
The outcome of this research is to provide a best practice guidance for the operating and maintenance of existing assets, but should also serve as a decision support tool for total expenditure planning (TOTEX). It is anticipated the research will advise water companies’ 25 year strategic planning, potentially offering solutions for problems which could be encountered in PR19.