Kijlstra helps Lake District sewer system man(hole) up

Kijlstra’s precast concrete manholes are helping to turn the tide of escaping effluent at a Lake District beauty spot.

Three large (2000x2000mm) manholes and two smaller (1500x1500mm) ones are being installed on a 600m stretch of pipeline at the mouth of the River Kent.

The £3million UID (Unsatisfactory Intermittent Discharge) project, to help the Environment Agency address regulations for river water quality, started in May, was suspended during the school summer holidays, and is expected to complete this month (November 2012).

It has involved reinstating the salt marshes which make the area one of Special Scientific Interest and working around the fast tides that also make the area of Morecambe Bay subject to warning sirens.