Blithfield Reservoir in Staffordshire recently played host to a training day held by the Environment Agency in order to measure emergency response times to aid in future flood alleviation plans.
Maris Pumps Ltd, partnered with the Environment Agency, received an emergency call to mobilise pumping equipment including a 12” high flow pump and associated pipework to the reservoir and quickly deployed 2 HGV’s to the site.
Upon arrival, and after performing risk assessments and following appropriate health and safety procedures, Maris Pumps’ engineers swiftly set up the 12” high flow Pegson VS200HF in a prime position whilst being timed by Environment Agency staff. To mitigate against any potential environmental contamination, the pump was setup with a drip tray and emergency spill kits were on hand.
Felix Chigama, FCRM Advisor at the Environment Agency, commented on the quick response, efficient setup and environmental awareness of service provided Maris Pumps and on the overall success of the training day.
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