Pump hire safeguards lagoon at disused quarry
Once depleted of their desired resources, quarries are generally abandoned and left to be reclaimed by nature. This was the intended outcome of a Plymouth quarry that ceased operation several years ago, but a number of precautions had to be taken to ensure the site was safe ahead of its official closure.
The presence of a large lake within the grounds was identified as a particular cause for concern, with health and safety representatives insisting that water levels would need to be kept low.
With Sykes Pumps’ experience of quarries and mines well-known in the South West, we were contacted by an excavation specialist and tasked with addressing the lake’s depth.