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Weholite keeps water at bay Kent housing project kept water tight

Posted: Friday 31st May 2013

Asset International Ltd. (Asset), the leading manufacturer of Weholite HDPE plastic sustainable drainage and water management products, has supplied a bespoke water management solution to prevent flooding at a new housing development in Kent.

Taylor Wimpey, one of the UK’s largest homebuilders, required a drainage solution which was approved by Southern Water and would be able to adapt to tight site conditions. The half a million pound project will benefit 320 new homes, in the seaside town of Herne Bay, Kent.

Asset’s specialist water management solutions team provided two 3.5 diameter Weholite pipe systems, designed as storm water attenuation tanks. These will be used to help reduce peak flow at the housing development by restricting the flow of excess water caused by heavy rainfall before releasing it gradually via an outfall back into the ground. In addition, a pumping chamber will pump water from lower levels back into the outfall for release.

A Taylor Wimpy representative commented: “Our Herne Bay development called for a bespoke implementation due to space restrictions on site. As Weholite pipes are lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, they could be easily offloaded from the lorry and placed directly into the trench, which also removed a number of health and safety issues and saved a considerable amount of time.

“Asset’s ability to create a custom drainage solution to our exact specifications was highly impressive. The team were reliable, fast and efficient and the project was a complete success due to their professionalism and drainage expertise.”

Technical engineer at Asset, Paul O’Regan, added: “This is the first project we’ve undertaken with Taylor Wimpey in the Southern Water region in adoptable drainage, so we’re delighted that we could find a perfect solution, while saving them time and money.

“The Herne Bay project is a great demonstration of the versatility of our Weholite product and how it can be used even in the tightest of spaces.”

Asset worked in conjunction with ground contractor, Galamast, on the project which involved undertaking structural calculations and construction drawings.

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