Welcome to the South Staffs Water Community Portal
Stonbury have worked closely with South Staffs Water for many years and, since 2011, as the incumbent Framework Contractor and currently hold a 5 year Framework with South Staffs Water (including Cambridge Water) for Reservoir Refurbishment.
You may have noticed increased activity at the reservoir site in recent weeks. As part of a planned maintenance programme, Stonbury will be carrying out essential remedial works at Sedgley Reservoir on behalf of South Staffs Water.
just a quick update on the progress at the reservoir.
The whole roof has been stripped of soil and has been stored at the end of the reservoir. Weh have removed in the region of 13,000 tonnes of soil.
The new waterproof membrane is being installed and is 40 percent complete.
We are now in the process of putting the soil back on the roof in the areas where the membrane has been completed.
Thanks for your patience while we carry out this work I know it must be inconvenient for all you dog walkers.
The new waterproof membrane has started to be installed which is great news.
Once the membrane has been installed there is a drainage mat laid over the top to allow water to run off the roof into the perimeter drains. The soil that was removed is then placed back on top of the drainage mat and new grass seed will be applied.
We hope the footpath closure isn't too much of an inconvenience for you all and we will open it as soon as we possibly can.
We have been on site for 2 weeks now and as you would have seen if you have walked past the site that we have made good progress.
The footpath remains open until after the bank holiday then we will be diverting it through the woods.
It has been interesting talking to you all as you pass by and have shown an interest in the work we are doing.
I hope we have not caused too much disruption but as always please give me a call if you have any concerns.
Have a great weekend.
Barry 07733 122722
You may have noticed by now that we have started work on the reservoir site at Sedgley Beacon.
We had quite a few deliveries yesterday and today bringing our site welfare and machinery to site that we will be using to carry out the work. The main deliveries have now been completed so you should see much less activity going forward.
We are aware that the work we are carrying out will have an impact on the people that walk their dogs on the reservoir and we apologise for this disruption. We will be keeping the existing footpath open on the reservoir roof for a few weeks before having to divert it to the eastern side.
The works are planned for 20 weeks but we are hoping to improve on this duration. We have already spoken to numerous people out walking who have shown an interest in the work we are doing. You will be able to follow the progress of our work on this community portal and post questions or replies to our updates throughout the project.
If you have any concerns or questions and you don't want to ask on this forum then I am happy for you to call me on my mobile. 07733 122722
We are now on the home straight and hope to be complete within 2 weeks.
We have to complete the soil reinstatement around the reservoir and cover with topsoil.
We will start to demobilise from site next week so there may be several lorries up and down Reservoir Road but we will obviously stick to the restricted hours.
Overall the project has gone well and we hope that we haven't caused you too much disruption!!!
I will add a final update and completion photographs next week.
As always any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
First of all I know a lot of residents at the top of Reservoir Road are a bit cheesed off with the work going on with the new gas main. The contractor does seem to be taking his time and it is causing disruption to us as well. Hopefully they will be finished next week!!!
As for our progress the first half of the new reservoir is in service and we have started to put the soil around the outside and build the embankments to hide the concrete structure.
The second half will be filled next week to carry out the 7 day leak test. Once this has passed the reservoir will be drained, cleaned and refilled ready to go into service.
I am hoping we will be completely finished by the end of September if not before. I have been told it gets very bleak in the winter at the top of the hill. 😄😄
if anybody has any questions feel free to ask away.
Hello residents! We have had an exciting couple of weeks at Outwoods with great progress being made. We even had a visit from the BBC News, which hopefully you caught! Here is a little update. Do feel free to ask any questions and we will update again soon.
The first half of the reservoir has been filled and will be water quality sampled this week before going into service. The roof membrane has been installed and the topsoil is being placed on the roof.
The second half is in the process of having the roof installed and we are aiming to fill this half week commencing 17th July.
As usual we are sorry for any inconvenience caused by our works and we are trying our best to keep this to a minimum.
Just a quick update.
We are waiting for water samples to be confirmed before commencing with the filling of the first half of the reservoir. We are expecting these tomorrow morning and are planning to fill tomorrow night.
The second half of the reservoir is 70% complete. You will see from the photos that there's a lot of valves and pipework going into the reservoir.
If anybody has any questions please do not hesitate to give me a call
sorry for not posting sooner but it has been a busy time on site.
The first half of the new reservoir is almost complete and we are going to fill this half with water next week to test the structure.
The second half is well underway and we will hopefully be in a position to install the roof on this half in around 2 weeks time.
We are of course trying to keep disruption down to a minimum in Reservoir Road but if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to give me a call or come to the entrance gates and ask to see me.
I will update again next week. Have a great weekend.
You may have seen that emergency services were on the Outwoods site today, as unfortunately one of our staff members had a fall and injured their leg. They were taken to hospital in the ambulance and are currently being treated.
Just a quick update on progress.
The walls on the first half of the new reservoir will be complete this week and we will start to install the support columns and beams for the roof next week.
We have started to install the reinforcement steel into the base of the other half which we will be concreting in two halves the first being a week on Monday.
We have a South Staffs Water contractor on site as well connecting the new pipework into the reservoir.
This is a busy time on site and hopefully we are not causing any disruption to Reservoir Road.
As always if you have any concerns please give me a call to discuss.
I hope you like the picture update.