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Offline Radioham 49

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Re: Yalding to Bewl Water Pipeline
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 21:41:11 »
Five pumps at this intake pumping station capable of delivering a max.of 250 million litres a day through a 1200 mm pipeline.

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Re: Yalding to Bewl Water Pipeline
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 18:29:02 »
We have had a week of rain to swell the river flows throughout Kent.
 Consequently does any one know if Southern water are operating the Yalding pumps 24/7 to top up Bewl Water from the Medway. 
 No doubt all the precious fresh water will be flowing into the sea as usual so they can moan about shortages.

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Re: Yalding to Bewl Water Pipeline
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 10:13:05 »
Just found a picture of the cascade in operation. Goto this link, scroll down and click on the image:
http://heelwalker1.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/bewl-water.html
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Re: Yalding to Bewl Water Pipeline
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 12:26:05 »
Well they should be pumping until 31 March, and they have applied for an extension until the end of April, so now would be a good time to get a picture!
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Re: Yalding to Bewl Water Pipeline
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 19:25:01 »
sewage is mostly water, you can treat it if you need to. Canterbury tratment plant puts the treated waste back in to the River Stour, when it gets to Plucks Gutter they pump it back out.
Thanet takes it to Foreness Point, then pumps it to Richborough treats it a  Little bit then pumps it back to Foreness Point, then dumps it in the sea through a new longer outfall pipe.  Ask yourselve why does the pipe have to be longer, have they really treated it at all. Why waste all this water when were are so short of it.

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Re: Yalding to Bewl Water Pipeline
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 13:40:11 »
So why do we have Bewl reservoir with low wateran an impending hosepipe ban when 100 days pumping would either keep up with demand or overflow it? Seems to me too much water is allowed to run off into the sea.

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Re: Yalding to Bewl Water Pipeline
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 19:54:32 »
No photo sorry but this extract confirms that the cascade is impressive - can't believe there's no photos coming up on searches.

Yalding pipeline
Increasing demand for water coupled with the droughts of the early 90's raised the need for a
new source of water to help replenish Bewl. The 18 million Yalding scheme, completed in
1994, allows for water to be electrically pumped from a new pumping station on the Medway
at Yalding through 20 kilometres of 1.2 metre diameter pipeline. When all pumps are running
an impressive 250 megalitres (55 million gallons) per day can be seen thundering down the
cascades in Goose Creek refilling Bewl at a staggering 1% per day.

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Yalding to Bewl Water Pipeline
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 18:49:25 »
Does anyone have any pictures of this pipeline in operation? I understand that under drout conditions when water is being pumped into the Bewl Water reservoir at Goose Creek it looks quite spectacular.
Derek Brice

 

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