14 October 2016
A programme of refurbishment work to one of the UK’s largest and most important water pipes is almost complete.
The Haweswater aqueduct is 90km long, hundreds of feet deep in places, and supplies drinking water to 1.5 million homes across South Cumbria, Central Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
In 2013 CSC Services were part of a team of aquanauts, assisted by specialist Vehicle Access Systems, to entered the Haweswater Aqueduct for the first time since the water from Haweswater arrived to Manchester in 1955. The team carried out structural analysis over a two-week window to make sure the pipeline continues to meet the demands of today.
This planned programme of work is part of United Utilities strategy to ensure a seamless service for the 2 million customers in the region continues.
Mick Flounders, Contracts Director at CSC Services said:
“This work shows the importance of regular inspection of assets. Essential maintenance can be carried out on any defects before they become a major problem.”