Blog3 November 2023

Rain, rain, go away: fast flood control with Sykes Pumps

A long-time client contacted Sykes Pumps recently regarding rising water levels at their lake in South East London. After periods of heavy rain, groundwater had infiltrated the lake and threatened to cause it to overflow. Having worked with this customer before, our team conducted an updated site survey to ensure no changes would impact the potential pump installation.

Within a week of the initial inquiry, we recommended and delivered a UVO 150/100 Super Wispa pump set, along with the necessary flanged piping, fuel tank, and flow meter. The quiet operation of the pump was critical due to the nearby residential area and nature reserve. The unit needed to run continuously, 24/7, to pump the water through the existing 2.5 km pipeline to the River Thames.

Our industrial pumps are engineered for constant use, but our diligent technicians still perform weekly check-ins to guarantee smooth, uninterrupted operation. Despite challenging weather conditions, we were able to rapidly deploy the right solution to control the customer’s water levels.

Our expertise in surveying, equipment selection, and installation provides effective pumping solutions for customers across the region – and this was just another example of that! Call us now to see how we can help you on 0800 211 611.