UK Housing Developer, Hertfordshire

Client: UK Housing Developer
Type of works: design of a pump system and preparation of a submission which was sent to the Local Water Authority for approval.

Pims Pumps was comissioned to design the pump system and prepare a submission which was sent to the Local Water Authority for approval for a UK housing developer in Hertfordshire. The submission contained site specific drawings, wiring diagrams, pump performance curves system curves and a detailed specification of the equipment we would be supplying.

After ongoing liaison with the Water Authority approval was given for the mechanical and electrical design. At the request of the client, Pims Pumps then arranged preparation of structural details and calculations which were then submitted to the Water Authority for approval.

This design has performed many benefits for this housing company, including reducing the workload for the developer in areas where they do not have specific expertise and ensuring that water company concerns regarding design etc. are dealt with in a prompt and efficient manner.

The Sewers for Adoption document details the basic requirements for adoptable systems, which each water company has a tendency to add to, with its own individual specification and guidelines resulting in considerable confusion over the level of equipment actually required.

The standard manner in which quotations for pumping stations are generally obtained by developers utilising competitive tenders leaves them in the position of having to compare several alternative offers with differing levels of equipment, without knowing if the most attractive quotation is actually fully compliant with the particular specification required. Pims Pumps solves these issues.

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