Locking Lids Could Save Utility Companies a Fortune Against Potential Road Digging Charges
Posted: Thursday 17 November, 2011
The use of locking lids could present significant savings opportunities for water companies in the face of potential government road digging charges according to FT Pipeline Systems, a leading supplier of water pipes to the UK water industry.
Should the road digging charge proposal being considered by the government be passed, water companies would be required to pay rent on the road space to councils where the work is to be carried out during peak time periods.
Whilst this could clearly be avoided by carrying out the work during quieter periods, FT Pipeline Systems has highlighted the benefits of its replacement locking lids, since no labour or digging is required during the installation process.
Duncan Frazer, CEO of FT Pipeline Systems, said: “FT Pipeline Systems’ replacement locking lids have the potential to provide substantial savings opportunities to water companies should the government proposals come into force. Vandalism and damage can be issues with stop tap box lids – particularly in urban environments – and our replacement lids can be replaced in one visit without the need for digging. As such, any financial penalties could be avoided.
“In addition to that, each lid uses a plastic locking mechanism that is designed specifically so that it won’t block up with dirt or rust. This makes it easy to access at all times and provides greater lid longevity, resulting in more savings.”
FT Pipeline Systems provides a wide range of steel pipes and pipe fittings for the UK water industry. The company is also the UK Licensee for a range of canusa heat-shrink joint protection sleeves, which are quick to install since there’s no need to prime or profile a pipe, making them extremely cost effective.
For more information, or to enquire regarding FT Pipeline Systems replacement locking lid solutions, please call 01543 416894, or visit http://www.ftpipelinesystems.co.uk.