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Sewer renovation prompts Sykes Pumps to assist South West Water

Plans to upgrade sections of sewer in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, were reliant upon the assistance of specialist hire company Sykes Pumps. The sewer’s original pipework was laid in 1996, prompting South West Water to conduct a major maintenance project to ensure the integrity of the concrete was protected going forward.

Over time, untreated sewage and effluents of a low pH can cause anaerobic conditions to prevail within the pipework – meaning there is an oxygen deficiency. This produces hydrogen sulphide gas in the sewage which causes irreversible damage to the concrete pipework in poorly ventilated enclosed sewerage systems.

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