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Aquam helps Severn Trent supply scout and guide jamboree

Jun 24, 2016

Pipeline rehabilitation specialist Aquam has stepped in to help Severn Trent Water supply clean water to more than 4,000 scouts and guides attending an international jamboree.

Whatton House in Leicestershire, which is home to Lord and Lady Crawshaw, will become a camping ground for young people attending the Charwood International Jamboree from 29 July – 6 August 2016.

Aquam, which specialises in advanced pipelining technologies, will provide 1,000m of drinking water pipe serving all the amenities required to supply the temporary campsite with drinking water.

Temporary village

Ian Mitchell, water fittings regulation manager at Severn Trent Water said: “With more than 4,000 young people on site, from more than 20 different countries, the grounds of Whatton House will effectively become a temporary village.”

Mr Mitchell, who is also involved with Scouting said: “For a lot of these young people, who are mostly aged from 12 – 18, this will be their first time away from home, so we need to make sure we get things right.

“Severn Trent has a responsibility to ensure those on site are supplied with clean drinking water and is delighted that Aquam has offered to help.”

Aquam is sponsoring one kilometre of 63mm-diameter pipe, which will supply the campsite with mains drinking water. Rochdale-based equipment manufacturer Aquacheck, a trade partner of Aquam, is also supporting the event.

Aquam has also offered to sponsor the perimeter fence for the site, the gateway and an onsite water feature.

Supply chain

Richard Coffey, managing director of Aquam said: “Aquam is glad to offer its backing to Severn Trent to ensure the thousands of young people who attend this event will have all the clean drinking water they need.”

Ian Mitchell of Severn Trent said: “Access to clean drinking water is something people in the UK often take for granted. An event such as this is a chance to work with the companies in our supply chain and remind people of the expertise of the UK water industry.”