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Standpipe rental team scoops Severn Trent award

Dec 22, 2017

A partnership between Severn Trent Water’s standpipe rental team and Aquam has taken gold in the Team of the Year category of the company’s annual Awesome Awards.

As the utility’s licensed standpipe service provider, Aquam worked closely with Severn Trent to crack down on illegal use of the water network, resulting in a rise in the number of prosecutions.


A spokesperson for Severn Trent said, “The Contract Management, Water Fittings & Regulations team has successfully partnered with our supplier Aquam to drive down the illegal use of standpipes, converting misuse of the water network into hired standpipe income arrangements.

“We now have over 1,250 standpipes on hire each month, safely managing over 65m3 of water extraction a month. A truly fantastic turnaround from where we were 18 months ago.”

The Awards night took place on 30 November 2017 at Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth. The standpipe rental team have further plans in the New Year with a Hydrant’s Hero campaign.