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  • by Trevor Loveday

Welsh Water puts success in flooding prevention on the radar


Welsh Water has claimed success in helping to prevent internal flooding or pollution incidents by using radar sensors in water networks

According to the company the radar system provides a more accurate reading than ultrasonic detectors when dealing with sewer obstructions. Welsh Water said its Vega radar sensor was innovative in its provision of accurate readings under challenging sewer conditions. It said following rigorous testing the sensor contended with rags, grease and other items found in water networks that can cause major problems including flooding. It said the radar “will be available for all future developments and improvement works.”

Wastewater asset engineer, Mike Loyns, said the sensor “can improve our reaction time, making unnecessary call-outs and false readings a thing of the past.” He added: “We also need customers to play their part too and help stop the block."


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