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Staffordshire Moorlands and High Peak Watercourse Asset Surveys
Dec 13, 2016

RAB Consultants have undertaken a full review of assets held by two local authorities on watercourses, culverts, ponds and reservoirs, totalling approximately 15km in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

The reviews included asset condition, work required to bring the asset up to standard, maintenance requirements and cost estimates for urgent remedial work as well as future maintenance over the next 15 years. The asset surveys reached from the north of the Peak District in Glossop and Hatfield, past Chapel-en-le-Frith and Buxton, and as far south as Leek and Cheadle, Staffordshire.

RAB’s Accredited Flood Asset Inspection Team developed an asset naming system and adopted the flood asset visual inspection Condition Assessment Manual (CAM Manual) to comprehensively assess and grade each asset. Our inspectors and engineers made visual inspections of all watercourse, culverts, ponds and reservoirs, identifying, logging and grading all assets encountered along each reach to be incorporated into an asset register for the local authority.

All the asset records created where compiled and cost estimates prepared to bring the assets up to the required standard. Also, maintenance requirements over the next 5 years, 5-10 years and 10-15 years were identified and costed.

The asset condition logs have been used to set up the authorities’ asset register, and will be updated as subsequent inspections occur. The work has highlighted public safety concerns along some watercourses and allowed for priority and budget to be allocated to these sites.

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