Skegness sewer repair shortlisted for UKSTT Award

A challenging sewer repair in Skegness carried out by Danaher & Walsh's dedicated Anglian Water team has been shortlisted for a UKSTT Award.

Shortlisted in the Pipe Rehabilitation - Non-CIPP category, the project was a tricky sewer repair internally dubbed ‘mission impossible’, which involved the collapse of a 300mm diameter sewer, 4m below an entertainment complex in the busy seaside resort Skegness. 

To add to the challenge, the pipe was completely full of rubble, brick, paving stones and metal debris.

A highly innovative technique was used to clear the pipe. A system was devised using a resin to bind the debris together, allowing it to be robotically cut from the pipe. The resin was injected by running a small bore pipe through a custom inflatable packer.

Patch lining was then used to fuly repair the pipes and restore flow to the sewer.

UKSTT - the United Kingdom Society of Trenchless Technology - is the de facto industry body for no-dig technology in the UK, whose aim is to advance the science and practice of trenchless technology for the public benefit.

Their annual awards celebrate innovation and excellence throughout the industry.