Water Supply Pipe Site Assessment Reports (SAR)
Preliminary Site Assessment Reports (PSAR) and Site Assessment Reports (SAR) are undertaken to determine the water supply pipe material requirements in accordance with the recommendations provided with the UKWIR document "Guidance for the Selection of Water Supply Pipes to be used in Brownfield Sites".
Similar to a Phase 1 Contamination Risk Assessment, the Preliminary Site Assessment Report (PSAR) entails the consultation of historical, geological and environmental data and a walkover survey to produce a ‘conceptual site model’ (CSM). The CSM is used to identify if there are any likely sources of contamination that might be harmful to water supply pipes.
If a potential source of contamination is identified, laboratory testing is undertaken as part of a Site Assessment Report (SAR) to identify whether or not upgraded water supply pipes are required.
Water Supply Pipe Assessment for Residential Development
Ruddlesden geotechnical were commissioned to undertake a preliminary site assessment report for water supply pipe selection at a proposed residential development site in North Devon.
The desk study indicated that the site had had no previous development and had not been used for the storage of fuels or chemicals.
The report, which was undertaken in accordance with UKWIR guidance, concluded that no special requirements were required for water supply pipes at this site.