Water works get seal of approval from children at Cleves School

Eight of the school's pupils were given an overview of the scheme, which detailed the construction work involved as well as the need for the pumping station and connecting water mains.

The work will improve water pressure and will ensure the company can continue to provide a reliable supply of water to its customers in Weybridge and the surrounding areas.

Project Manager Andrew Jeskins, said: "It's been a challenging scheme, with a few unforeseen obstacles along the way, but overall the construction has gone well and we're really pleased with the end result.

"We know elements of the scheme have been frustrating for the local community and road-users, and so we'd like to pass on our gratitude for the patience received, as well as the understanding the community had for the need for the work to take place."

Linda Wright, the schools Business Manager, said: "The students found the work fascinating. It gave them an insight into the world of engineering, something they may wish to consider as a future career."

Tom McAuliffe, the Barhale Site Manager, was pleased the visit went well and said: "I was extremely impressed at the interest shown by the children, not only in the work but also in the engineering processes involved."

The work is due to be completed and the pumping station commissioned by mid January 2012.

Photo caption: The Cleves School Children at the works site with Veolia Water and Barhale Construction

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