Cumbria

Pump hire helps salmon manufacturers maintain output

Sykes Pumps Hire was recently approached by a salmon farm in the Lake District, with the client requiring a solution to prevent and monitor low water supply. The client is based near a Cumbrian reservoir that was highly affected by hot summer weather which subsequently caused the availability of water to almost completely dry up.

Amazingly, water levels got so low that the ruins of a previously submerged village began to reappear following a massive depletion of water.

The small town was deliberately allowed to flood approximately 80 years ago in order to create a reservoir to provide water for Manchester and the North West of England.

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Cumbria flood victims aided by Andrews Dehumidification Hire

Storm Desmond’s arrival in early December saw much of the UK struck by record amounts of orographic rainfall, with Cumbria and other North-West regions among the worst affected areas. The level of devastation has prompted the environment secretary to form a group specifically designed to consider how best to strengthen flood defences, but for thousands of people, this measure has come too late.

Consequences have been far-reaching and include major disruption to transport systems, electricity failure, cancelled sporting events and even deaths. Pictures of Carlisle United’s submerged ground went viral online and encapsulated the sense of helplessness felt by business and home owners alike.

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