Supporting a valve chamber refurbishment

Third party service provider


Public sector

Project Type


Equipment Used

26-tonne combi-tanker

Onsite Duration

2 days


North London


The valve chamber of a busy pumping station was found to be in a very poor state of repair and required refurbishing. It received foul waste from a nearby in-patient mental health unit and needed to remain live throughout to avoid any disruption to patients and staff.

To allow the Edincare Pumps engineers to work on the valve chamber it would need to be bypassed. To enable this, our 26-tonne combi-tanker was on hand to remove sewage directly from the pump station chamber in a well-choreographed operation.

This project was one element of a wider programme of works at a hospital estate in North London in partnership with a third-party service provider.


Throughout both days our 26-tonne 2,700-gallon capacity tanker was on site to remove foul water from the pumping station so that the valve station could be worked on.

Due to access restrictions, over 100 metres of suction hose was required.


The valve replacement was carried out without any operational consequences to the client.

Tankering and careful sequencing ensured that the pumping station could continue to receive waste throughout the process and operate as normal overnight, avoiding any disruption. All work was completed with careful attention to health and safety.

Our 26-tonne combi-tanker has the capacity to provide continuous support for each day without needing to be emptied.

Suction pipe run

Suction pipe run

Valve chamber before refurb

Valve chamber before refurb

Valve chamber after refurb

Valve chamber after refurb



Our team has over 25 years of experience of providing drainage services on diverse projects. We can work in partnership with construction operatives and pump engineers to ensure that they can do their jobs safely and efficiently.

Our dedicated fleet of vehicles provides versatile and in-depth support when required.

All our engineers are trained in the use of gas detection equipment and confined space entry procedures, of which is carried on board our vehicles.