Water and Sewage Maintenance Arrangements

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Dear Yeovil District Hospital 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

Freedom Of Information Freedom Of Information, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Steve

Thank you for sending us a request.

However we are a hospital, not a health authority. Do you still wish us to proceed with this?

Debbie Pugh-Jones
Head of Communications
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
01935 384233

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Dear Debbie,

Thanks for your prompt response. I confirm I would still like this information relative to your particular hospital please, as there will be water and sewer networks requiring to be maintained. Apologies for any confusion caused.

Yours sincerely,

Steve McElveen

Freedom Of Information Freedom Of Information, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Steve

Here is our response.

Any queries please get back to me.

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. David Shire, Maintenance Manager
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); Yes, Wessex (Ad hoc -
water/sewerage supplier)
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); S & D
Services (Ad hoc)
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). Wessex - main supplier
Can you please provide the name and address of the contractor(s)
currently undertaking the works activities listed in point 2 above? See
above
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? Ad
hoc



Debbie Pugh-Jones
Head of Communications
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
01935 384233

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Dear Yeovil District Hospital 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

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Dear Debbie,

Thanks for your prompt and helpful response, much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Steve McElveen

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