Welsh Water not for profit?

Wendy10

Member
Location
Carmarthenshire
We are trying to get a meter fitted at our new build. We have paid almost £1300. Just for them to connect us. We have to dig all the trenches, even out onto the road.
Ok, done all that and inspector came out today to give the ok for the contractors to come and do the fitting. "You need a reducer" he says, but don't worry you have paid for that already, we will fit it. Half an hour later we get a phone call saying because we need a reducer it is going to cost another £600. I thought the other half was going to jump down the phone! But the nice lady said if we wanted to get one and fit it we could. Rang JDP and they are ordering one in, £53!!!!!! We just need to fit it on the end of our pipe, a maximum of another £20 for bits and pieces.
If Welsh Water is not for profit, where is the remaining £527 going?
 

phillipe

Member
We are trying to get a meter fitted at our new build. We have paid almost £1300. Just for them to connect us. We have to dig all the trenches, even out onto the road.
Ok, done all that and inspector came out today to give the ok for the contractors to come and do the fitting. "You need a reducer" he says, but don't worry you have paid for that already, we will fit it. Half an hour later we get a phone call saying because we need a reducer it is going to cost another £600. I thought the other half was going to jump down the phone! But the nice lady said if we wanted to get one and fit it we could. Rang JDP and they are ordering one in, £53!!!!!! We just need to fit it on the end of our pipe, a maximum of another £20 for bits and pieces.
If Welsh Water is not for profit, where is the remaining £527 going?
a pressure reducing valve ,put it on as the pipe enters the house
 

Wendy10

Member
Location
Carmarthenshire
Just told if we don't reduce it, it will blow the washing machine through the ceiling! Didn't ask the pressure.
Up till now we have been sharing with the home farm. Really tired of that as if someone is running water down stairs there is none upstairs. The old farm house has an ancient meter, 3 8ths, so of coarse when it comes into an inch pipe it can't cope. But we have an 8 inch main going through our field, so I can't see why we can't get a decent pressure!
Plus it will be nice to just have our own water bill to pay!
 

phillipe

Member
Just told if we don't reduce it, it will blow the washing machine through the ceiling! Didn't ask the pressure.
Up till now we have been sharing with the home farm. Really tired of that as if someone is running water down stairs there is none upstairs. The old farm house has an ancient meter, 3 8ths, so of coarse when it comes into an inch pipe it can't cope. But we have an 8 inch main going through our field, so I can't see why we can't get a decent pressure!
Plus it will be nice to just have our own water bill to pay!
welsh water put a new main thru our village ,12 bar ,been putting on prv s every where ,water board put some in at around 4 bar ,thats plenty
 

phillipe

Member
Just told if we don't reduce it, it will blow the washing machine through the ceiling! Didn't ask the pressure.
Up till now we have been sharing with the home farm. Really tired of that as if someone is running water down stairs there is none upstairs. The old farm house has an ancient meter, 3 8ths, so of coarse when it comes into an inch pipe it can't cope. But we have an 8 inch main going through our field, so I can't see why we can't get a decent pressure!
Plus it will be nice to just have our own water bill to pay!
you might need another in the house if plumbing is ancient,turn down low to see if it doesnt blow to bits, be careful
 

Wendy10

Member
Location
Carmarthenshire
you might need another in the house if plumbing is ancient,turn down low to see if it doesnt blow to bits, be careful
I will be having words if it does. Only been in the house 8 months. Mind you the plumbers left a lot to be desired. The pipes in the house are 15 mil. One of our plumbers, hailing from Germany, said they be 22 minimum!
 

phillipe

Member
I will be having words if it does. Only been in the house 8 months. Mind you the plumbers left a lot to be desired. The pipes in the house are 15 mil. One of our plumbers, hailing from Germany, said they be 22 minimum!
hope they are not plastic pipes and joints
 

Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Just told if we don't reduce it, it will blow the washing machine through the ceiling! Didn't ask the pressure.
Up till now we have been sharing with the home farm. Really tired of that as if someone is running water down stairs there is none upstairs. The old farm house has an ancient meter, 3 8ths, so of coarse when it comes into an inch pipe it can't cope. But we have an 8 inch main going through our field, so I can't see why we can't get a decent pressure!
Plus it will be nice to just have our own water bill to pay!

You can do a lot with 8" ............

We have a 9" main through one of our fields and accidentally took off the vent with a plough. The water spout was at least 40ft up. We have to have reducers for the milking robots as the pressure is too high so probably correct to have one fitted. They are adjustable in any case if you need more
 

phillipe

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one for @Adeptandy
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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