Maintaining our 250 year old network can be complex and time consuming, and occasionally we need external experts to give us a helping hand. A critical service of a pumping access shaft was needed, which could only be completed by lowering a diver 50 foot down the shaft. This work took three months of planning and collaboration between our teams and diving company Hughes Sub Surface Engineering.
The pumping station at Artillery Street, Bordesley, is critical to the operation of the Birmingham Canal system, pumping water up the Saltley lock flight to the Digbeth level. From there water is pumped on via Bowyer Street pumping station to the 10 Mile Pound on the Grand Union Canal.