The Derwent Valley Aqueduct is one of Severn Trent Water’s most important assets, forming part of its strategic water grid it supplies more than 590,000 people with 200 million litres of treated water per day. It consists of 180km of large diameter pipeline, 16km of single 1.9m diameter tunnel, 1,000 valves, 74 bridges and culverts, and 307 other structures and chambers.
In 2014, Severn Trent Water put a team together to deliver the Derwent Valley Aqueduct Strategic Life Extension Project. Inertia Consulting Ltd was appointed as the Bridge Engineering Consultant. The project trialled a new Severn Trent strategy aimed at delivering projects 30% faster and more productively, with cost savings of 20%.