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Dear Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust,

1. Could you please provide a list of names and contact details for the Health Authority Officers that are responsible for managing the repair and maintenance of water-mains and sewers on/within all your Health Authority properties/premises.
2. Does the Health Authority 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 Health Authority properties/premises, including hospitals, 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 Health Authority 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 Health Authority owned premises, such as hospitals, 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

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
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2^nd March 2011

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Dear Mr Steve McElveen
Regarding your request for information that we received on the 1^st February
2011. We hope this information is satisfactory and meets your intended
request requirements. Should this information not answer your questions,
please contact us using the email address at the bottom of this email, or
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Question No. 1
Dear Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Could you please provide a list of names and contact details for the Health
Authority Officers that are responsible for managing the repair and
maintenance of water-mains and sewers on/within all your Health Authority
properties/premises?

Answer No. 1
George Atkinson General Manager, Estates Technical Services. Telephone 01722
336262.

We would also point out that we are not The Health Authority and can only
answer your questions as Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

Question No. 2
Does the Health Authority 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 Health Authority
properties/premises, including hospitals, 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 Health Authority 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 Health Authority owned premises, such as hospitals, 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).

Answer No. 2
No. The Trust has a directly employed estates team who work with the
supplier Wessex Water through our dedicated Account manager to manage the
water system network.

Question No. 3
Can you please provide the name and address of the contractor(s) currently
undertaking the works activities listed in point 2 above?

Answer No. 3
None at present, works are tendered as required.

Question No. 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?

Answer No. 4
None, works are tendered as required for the duration of the project.

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team
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Steve McElveen

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thank you for your response and assistance, much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Steve McElveen