Pollution Control – River Severn

Posted 29. 06. 2018

Client: Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service

Contract Value: £

Location: West Midlands

Damage Prevented: £xxxxxxx

An unnamed company was involved in a legal case regarding a potential Pollution Incident involving the River Severn. To deal with the situation, Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service and partner agencies put a plan in place to address the issue and minimise any further risks of polluting the River Severn.

The plan was to place 4 Water-Gates at critical points to enable the Fire & Rescue Service to tank the polluted water away from the risk area. Although the Water-Gates were not used in anger, as the company worked with the partner agencies to deal with the possible pollutant and arrange alternative storage before it entered the water course, the multi-agency partnership were confident that the significant threat from any incident that could have occurred would have been significantly reduced.

Shaun Baker, Group Manager with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, commented that “the Water-Gates performed effectively in trials and they would have helped to enable the polluted water to be transported away from the risk area, thereby helping to alleviate much of the threat to the local stream and adjoining River Severn. The Water-Gates are ideal for this type of project and would have minimised any further risks of pollution if used in anger”.

Tanya Wainwright, Project Manager on behalf of Flood Protection Solutions said that ‘Pollution fines can be astronomical and the Water-Gates continue to provide a cost effective and efficient solution for both Flood Management and Pollution Control’.

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