Together with our partner C.G. Godfrey Ltd., Qua-vac designed and delivered the Vacuflow® system in Zouch.
Zouch is a small hamlet situated along the A6006 on the border of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and consists of 43 properties that had no access to public sewerage. Due to the canalisation of the River Soar, the hamlet is entirely surrounded by water with the main River Soar to the South and the navigable Zouch Cut to the North. The Old Mill Race bisects the village and creates the smaller islands of Upper and Lower Holme.
Due to the difference in levels between the islands and the existing bridges, and the need for a sewer network to remain operational during times of flood, the nmcn design team selected an innovative vacuum sewer network. These networks are infrequently promoted within Severn Trent with only 5 other networks operating in the ST catchment and required the appointment of specialist supplier CG Godfrey Ltd and the use of our Qua-vac Vacuflow technology.
Qua-vac delivered one vacuum pump and 32 vacuum collection chambers. Some of them equipped with 63 mm interface mechanism and some of them with 90 mm interface mechanism.
The Medium Project Award Highly Commended (East Midlands Merit Awards)
Highly Commended in the Medium Project Award was the Zouch S101a project, which was submitted by NMCN, C.G. Godfrey Ltd and Severn Trent. The judges were impressed that the £2.3m scheme had significantly improved the lives of everyone in the village of Zouch, whose properties were connected to the public sewerage system for the first time.