Both Cappagh Contractors and J Browne Construction have been undertaking repairs and maintenance work on sewerage networks for many years. Their first formal agreements for both companies for this type of work were in 2004 when they were each awarded AMP4 Small Network Contracts with Thames Water.

Works covered by these contracts included manhole cover and frame repair and replacement, sewer repairs, rising main repairs, pipelaying and minor civils works.

During AMP4 both companies secured Sewerage Network Operations agreements with Thames Water. These contracts involved the clearance of sewer blockages, pollution attendance and clear up, tankering, CCTV, rodent control and the maintenance and repair of ancillaries related to the sewer network such as balancing ponds, air valves, wash outs, hatch boxes, flow control devices and grilles.

To enable us to carry out these contracts we procured a fleet of specialist transport, plant and equipment including high specification combination units, tankers, vanpacs (vans with high pressure jetting units incorporated), pumps and porta reels.

In AMP5, Cappagh and J Browne continued to undertake all of the reactive civils engineering works associated with Thames Water’s sewerage network and this has continued in to AMP6. In 2015, Cappagh Browne Utilities became the AMP6 React and Maintain Operational Partner contract for Southern Water’s sewerage network undertaking all first response and follow on activities across the entire Southern Water operating area.

Both Cappagh and J Browne have also undertaken repairs and maintenance of drainage systems for various other organisations including the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Croydon, the Royal Boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Kingston upon Thames, Morgan Sindall and EM Highways.