Sykes Pumps assist major weir reconstruction

When the brickwork of a weir in Kent was scrutinised by local health and safety authorities, the Environment Agency ordered the renovation of existing foundations so that they complied with modern standards. The barrier in question is located on the River Medway and fulfills a number of vital functions including regulating the flow of water – ultimately helping to reduce the risk of floods.

The need for construction reinforcements therefore meant that a dam had to be created in order to protect the local environment; and without affecting the efficiency of a nearby sewage treatment works.

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