All hands to the pump as engineers work through bank holiday to fix pipe

All hands to the pump as engineers work through bank holiday to fix pipe

The pump being lowered into position. Picture courtesy of Severn Trent Water (s)

The pump being lowered in. Picture courtesy of Severn Trent Water (s)

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BANK Holiday plans were put on hold for engineers from Severn Trent Water after a water pipe burst in Toddington.

Engineers installed a new pump and carried out electrical repair work to make sure customers’ water supplies were not affected again after the pipe burst on Thursday.

Distribution manager Mike Keil said: “Over the bank holiday weekend we were all hands to the pumps following a burst water pipe in Toddington, near Winchcombe.

"We worked quickly to repair the burst pipe and restore our customers’ water supplies.

"However, the burst damaged pumping equipment, which helps to move water around our network of pipes.

"During the bank holiday weekend, we used a crane to lift a new pump into position and carry out electrical work to keep taps in the Toddington area flowing."

On Saturday, tankers were travelling to and from the reservoir in Stanton and, throughout the weekend, Severn Trent carried on with complex electrical repair work at its pumping station in Toddington.

It involved lifting a large pump into the building through the roof with a crane.

Mr Keil added: "We’d like to say thanks to residents of Toddington, Dumbleton, Stanton and Childswickham for their understanding too – this doesn’t happen often, but when it did, we made sure that everything was back to normal quickly.”

For any questions on the work or water supplies in the area, call the Severn Trent team on 0800 7834444.

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