Anglian Water has awarded the management of its third party standpipes to Aquam, a global provider of risk mitigation technologies for water and energy transmission and distribution assets. The agreement began on 1 April 2018 and will initially operate for a three-year period.
The award includes provision of high quality branded stand pipesand bespoke calm network keys to companies and organisations authorised tooperate within Anglian Water’s network. Aquam will also ensure all network operators in the region are aware of regulatory requirements and undertake the company’s e-learning course on safe operation of water hydrants.
Aquam’s Calm Network Training is accredited by the Institute of Water and is designed to educate operators on safe hydrant use, valves and pumps are operated. Research shows that incorrect operation of the network is a major cause of the surge effects that can cause leaks and bursts.
Malcolm Holmes, restoration innovation & development manager at Anglian Water comments: “We are looking forward to working with Aquam, to train existing and new operators, reduce the risk of illegal standpipe use and to continue to provide an uninterrupted water supply to our customers.”
Tim Bowen, Aquam’s managing director said, “I’m delighted that we have the opportunity to partner with Anglian Water in this critical area. Aquam brings a focussed approach to standpipe management which greatly benefits the many utilities using the service.”
About Aquam Aquam Corp is a global provider of technology solutions for water and energy distribution infrastructure. We ensure the health, longevity, safety and reliability of vital resources for water & gas utility, municipal, commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our award-winning proprietary technologies address water scarcity issues by the diagnosis, cleaning and remediation of aging infrastructure. Aquam also provides end-to-end service solutions and technologies for the maintenance, life extension and full rehabilitation of network distribution infrastructure, which include: Nu Flow Technologies, a leader in small-diameter infrastructure rehabilitation technologies; Specialized Pipe Technologies (SPT), a pipe assessment & rehabilitation services provider; Aquam Pipe Diagnostics, a global pipeline assessment specialist. Aquam services are available in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australasia and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.aquamcorp.com.
Originally published in https://www.wateronline.com/doc/anglian-water-awards-standpipe-management-aquam-0001.