Water and Sewer Maintenance Arrangements

Steve McElveen made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust (PCT),

1. Could you please provide a list of names and contact details for the PCT Officers that are responsible for managing the repair and maintenance of water-mains and sewers on/within all your PCT properties/premises.
2. Does the PCT have a contractor(s) in place to deliver your statutory duties with respect to the following activities:
a. Mitigating water loss from mains on/within all PCT properties/premises, including hospitals, surgeries, offices, depots etc. (The Water Authorities undergo leakage detection exercises and have powers to insist leaks are repaired without delay);
b. Preventing pollution of groundwater from poorly maintained and leaking sewers on PCT land (recent laws place the burden for any pollution event upon the polluter – polluter pays);
c. Maintaining appropriate levels of water quality within private mains networks at PCT owned premises, such as hospitals, clinics, office premises etc. (legislation places various obligations on network owners for maintaining the quality of water on their premises and to get the appropriate approvals before upgrading/maintenance works are carried out).
3. Can you please provide the name and address of the contractor(s) currently undertaking the works activities listed in point 2 above?
4. Can you please confirm the nature of the contract that you have with these contractors and when the contract(s) is/are due to be renewed?

Yours faithfully,

Steve McElveen

FOI, Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Steve

Thank you for your e-mail below, requesting information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

In answer to your specific questions, please see the information below.

1. Could you please provide a list of names and contact details for the
PCT Officers that are responsible for managing the repair and maintenance
of water-mains

and sewers on/within all your PCT properties/premises.

Justin Pidcock

Head of Estates Service (Acting)

Western Cheshire PCT

1829 Building

Countess of Chester Health Park

Liverpoool Road

Chester, CH2 1HJ

01244650374

[1][email address]

2. Does the PCT have a contractor(s) in place to deliver your statutory
duties with respect to the following activities:

a. Mitigating water loss from mains on/within all PCT
properties/premises, including hospitals, surgeries, offices, depots etc.
(The Water Authorities undergo leakage detection

exercises and have powers to insist leaks are repaired without delay);
NO

b. Preventing pollution of groundwater from poorly maintained and leaking
sewers on PCT land (recent laws place the burden for any pollution event
upon the polluter - polluter pays); YES

c. Maintaining appropriate levels of water quality within private mains
networks at PCT owned premises, such as hospitals, clinics, office
premises etc. (legislation places various obligations on network owners
for maintaining the quality of water on their premises and to get the
appropriate approvals before upgrading/maintenance works are carried
out). NO

3. Can you please provide the name and address of the contractor(s)
currently undertaking the works activities listed in point 2 above?

Lanes Group Plc

Lancing House

Broughton Mill Road

Bretton

Chester

CH4 0BY

4. Can you please confirm the nature of the contract that you have with
these contractors and when the contract(s) is/are due to be renewed?

The contractor is the preferred provider and is called in on an `as
and when' basis

I hope this information is helpful to you.

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Thank you.

Terry Boardman
Information Governance Manager
Strategy and Performance Improvement
NHS Western Cheshire

T: 01244 650473
F: 01244 650395
E: [3][email address]

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your prompt and helpful response, much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Steve McElveen