When both pumps at Mentmore Golf and Country Club’s sewage station failed just a few days before a bank holiday weekend, it was Wilo Salmson that provided the quick and effective solution

Offering a wide range of leisure activities, including golf, swimming and dining, the prestigious Mentmore Golf and Country Club, is set in beautiful countryside between the Vale of Aylesbury and the Chiltern Hills. It is this combination of facilities and surroundings that attracts many visitors to join the club. As such, every effort is made to ensure that the club exceeds the expectations of members and their guests, by providing an idyllic and peaceful backdrop to the facilities on offer, at all times.

Recently, with a bank holiday weekend looming, the peace and tranquillity of Mentmore was threatened when the club’s twin pump sewage station failed. With an overflowing sewage pumping station causing concern in both the busy restaurant and swimming pool area, it was obvious that urgent action needed to be taken to avoid a potentially hazardous situation. As an immediate remedial measure, a vacuum gully emptier was contracted at a cost of £300 a day. However, the process, involving the use of an unsightly tanker, was expensive and only suitable as a temporary solution.

As time was a critical factor, pumping system engineer Steve Tellwright, Senior Partner of S T Controls was contacted, and made aware of the situation in the hope he could offer an immediate solution to the problem. Tellwright in turn contacted Neil Foddden, Project Engineer at Pump Technology in Aldermaston. Neil says: “We specialise in helping specifiers to quickly select the most effective solutions to pumping and sewage problems, and as such we sympathised with the problems Mentmore was having, particularly in light of the tight deadline.”

Ideally suited to the application, Pump Technology specified Wilo-Salmson’s Wilo-Drain TP 40 S pumps, not just for their price and reliability, but also for their availability. “Wilo-Salmson always has an excellent range of stock ‘on-the-shelf’, making their products ideal for projects where time is an important factor,” added Mr Fodden.

Extremely versatile, the submersible Wilo-Drain TP 40 S can be used in stationary or mobile applications, mounted vertically or horizontally and, in the case of the Mentmore application, freestanding. In addition to being reliable and easy to install, the Wilo-Drain TP 40 S also proved to be a cost effective solution. The original failed pumps were fitted with 9kW motors, while the TP 40 S models that replaced them featured 2.8kW motors offering the Mentmore club considerable on-going running-cost savings.

The first of the two Wilo Salmson pumps was fitted by ST Controls at the application within 24 hours of the telephone call from Mentmore, solving the immediate problem, while the second pump was fitted one week later. Howard Davis, Managing Director at Wilo-Salmson comments, “We were delighted that our pumps were specified for use at Mentmore Golf and Country Club, and know from the feedback we have received that everybody concerned was impressed with the speed with which this particular project was completed.”

For further information, please contact Mark Sowden, Marketing Manager, Wilo Salmson Pumps Ltd, Centrum 100, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2WJ. Tel. 01283 523000, Fax. 01283 523099. Email. sales@wilo.co.uk or visit the Wilo Salmson web site at :

Source: WILO SE

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