Derby city centre project for Severn Trent Water

MTS successfully completed a deep wet clean in the heart of Derby city centre.

The 20 metre deep storm well is the largest wet well in the East Midlands area and the work required careful management to minimise disruption to the city.

The work was carried out on a Sunday with early set-up before dawn, to help keep the city centre streets flowing freely. In addition, the project delivery included:

The work was completed on time and on budget, helping to achieve Severn Trent Water’s goal of “fewer sewer flooding incidents, ensuring waste water is safely taken away”. This aim is part of the Severn Trent Water Five Year Plan 2015 – 2020.

UK water and sewerage companies deal with around 366,000 sewer blockages every year. Blockages account for 80% of sewer flooding incidents and fat, oils and grease (FOG) are often the culprits as FOG in the system can affect pumping stations.

Watch an MTS confined space team in action here, working to clear FOG contamination from a Severn Trent Water pumping station. Aaron McCusker, Senior Network Technician for Severn Trent Water explains how to avoid putting fat, oils and grease into the system.

Severn Trent Water recently extended the MTS Tier One contract for tanker and jetting services through to 2020.

We have recently expanded our vehicle fleet and employee numbers across the Midlands region. Luke Potts, General Manager of MTS Midlands said; “Continuous investment in high spec equipment keeps our fleet fresh and prepared for all our customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

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    There is always someone to take your call - Our field service teams operate round the clock every day of the year.
  • Rapid response

    With hub depots throughout the region, we operate a highly flexible scheduling system. We instruct our nearest available tracked field service for the quickest response.
  • Competent first time fix

    Our fully qualified and experienced teams use high performance equipment to fix problems first time with no need for back up resources or second visits. We ensure the optimum solution for your needs.
  • Extensive range of waste solutions

    Our waste management services are available for both individual jobs and more complex packaged solutions. We offer a one-stop shop whatever your requirements and we are continuing to expand our range of services through innovation and investment.
  • Experienced and qualified team

    All management and staff receive full training and are qualified to demanding industry standards in their specialised disciplines. MTS invests in its people and, with low staff turnover, retains a considerable depth of experience to ensure Customers receive the best service. Email our team today at
  • Full QUENSH management systems

    MTS operates an integrated management system comprising the individual accreditations for ISO 9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environment) and 18001 (Health and Safety). Certified and regularly audited for compliance by BSI Customers are assured of rigorous processes and procedures supporting front line service delivery
  • Trusted service provider

    MTS is entrusted by major water companies across Southern and South East England to work safely to the highest performance standards under stringent environmental and financial control. Rail, airport and highway agencies similarly demand safe and secure services from MTS for the maintenance of critical infrastructure with minimum risk to the travelling public


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