Emergency pump response

Sykes Pumps provides emergency pumping solution for house building contractor

At Sykes Pumps, we’re used to receiving last-minute callouts. Our ability to handle projects at short notice is the reason so many customers know they can rely on us when things go wrong. So, when East Sussex based house-building contractor required us to supply an urgent pumping rental scheme, they contacted us at the eleventh hour.

The customer in question was about to close its site for the Christmas period when a situation arose that required immediate attention.

Sykes Pumps was asked to provide equipment to prevent water levels from rising too high during an excavation job. The ramifications of failing to address the issue included the possibility of nearby residents suffering flooding. It was therefore essential that we moved quickly!

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Sykes Pumps help major international airport avert potential flood risk

When the UK’s second busiest airport experienced a potential flood risk, Sykes Pumps were contacted to provide an emergency pumping solution.

Gatwick Airport is currently at risk from two main sources, flooding from the two rivers (River Mole and Gatwick Stream) adjacent to the Airport and flooding from intense rainfall falling on the Airport and exceeding the capacity of the surface water drainage system.

To overcome that risk, civil engineering specialists were drafted in to conduct improvement works to the River Mole in the Gatwick Pond E area, ensuring the river can hold the variable flow rates typical of the location.

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Environment Agency issue further flood warnings following heavy UK weather

More than 100 flood alerts have been issued across the country in recent days after torrential rain struck a number of regions. This has led to rivers rising in both Dorset and York, while the River Ogmore in Wales has also been reported to have caused widespread devastation.

Weather experts have predicted that heavy downpours are set to carry on throughout the latter part of the week, as Storm Angus continues to batter Britain.

Greg Dewhurst, of the Met Office, said: “We have seen the area of low pressure that brought heavy rain to the south and west, moving into southern Scotland and the North East.

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