Blog17 October 2011

Sykes Pumps save the day

A huge water pipe burst brought commuters to a halt recently as piles of debris heaped on a city centre road and people were trapped in cars in floodwater.

White Abbey road in Bradford, where the incident took place, was described as a surreal scene as water gushed down the road turning it into a running river several feet deep.

Sykes were called to site and, arriving within the hour, quickly assembled a diesel pumpset to displace the excess nuisance water. Using one GP80 pumpset together with wire armoured hose, fifty meters of layflat and a drip tray provided an effective solution which was easily operated and effortlessly manoeuvred around the site.

The water was soon controlled and the water pipe fixed. This is a true testament to Sykes Pumps readiness for unforeseen emergencies which we are always prepared for and happy to help with.