Water Mains Flushing
United Utilities Water
As a tactical response to maintaining high water quality, RPS has designed and implemented a systematic water mains flushing programme for United Utilities.
This was driven by a need to remove discoloured water from the distribution network and has been highly successful in reducing incidents of discoloured water and customer complaints
These schemes were designed only after comprehensive site surveys and accompanying flow and pressure assessments had been made. Also undertaken in advance of any operations were DOMS risk assessments to ensure customers did not receive discoloured water during flushing operations.
Successful completion was assessed by way of water quality samples and photographic evidence.
RPS has also carried out similar services for Scottish Water, Northumbrian Water and Dwr Cymru.