Flood Defence – Northumberland Durham & Tees

Posted 29. 06. 2018

Client: Environment Agency

Contract Value: £

Location: Chester Burn

Damage Prevented: £xxxxxxx

The Environment Agency have found the Water-Gate extremely useful for desilting projects to minimise silt being carried and deposited downstream.

Gravel deposits had built up at Chester Burn, upstream of the log catcher. This was preventing the river level monitoring equipment from working correctly and impeding the water flow. To address this the Environment Agency excavated a trench lengthways through the gravel adjacent to the low sheet piled wall to allow water to flow and the river level to gauge to function. The Water-Gate was used to prevent silt being carried and deposited downstream whilst this took place. Saving time and manpower resulted in efficiency savings for the Agency.

Andrew Foster said ‘I thought the Water-Gate was excellent! I was very impressed with how easy the Water-Gate was to deploy which resulted in our desilting project being carried out swiftly. The WaterGate has many benefits that Agency staff can benefit from’.

Tanya Wainwright, Project Manager on behalf of Flood Protection Solutions said that ‘It’s great to see the Environment Agency utilising the Water-Gate and protecting the public purse by looking at whole life cycle cost benefits as the Water-Gate is re-usable and recyclable”.

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Sole UK distributors of the Water Gate Barrier

The Water-Gate barrier from Megasecur is used in 36 countries around the world. As the sole UK distributor of this flood barrier, we distribute the product across the entire country. The Water-Gate barrier is highly innovative and easily deployed, offering one of the fastest deployment of water
barriers available. Access to emergency vehicles and other vehicles is not compromised as the barrier can be driven over.

The Water-Gate can be shaped around corners and on uneven surfaces, offering flexible protection, and can be joined to create any length. The barrier can be supplied in crates to make deployment of long lengths extremely rapid.
It is cost effective, comparing particularly well with sandbags, especially as it is reusable.

The material used is recyclable and the Water-Gate is reusable making it extremely environmentally friendly.
The barrier is resistant to a long list of chemicals and has been independently tested. It is widely used in pollution control.

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