The Operation Staff at the Ruthven WTP have undertaken a large maintenance project on the Cottam Booster station this Spring. The Cottam Booster station was built in 1994 and was due for much needed maintenance. It was decided to undertake this maintenance before the upcoming higher summer water demand period. The maintenance team completed the following at the Cottam Booster:

  • drained, cleanded and disinfected underground reservoirs
  • rebuilt three in-reservoir (underwater) actuators
  • installed four above ground valve actuators
  • installed two water mixers in the reservoirs
  • undertook repairs to the backup diesel generator; and
  • installed new PLC and communications equipment to improve remote operation control.