Pontoon Water Supply

Following the visit from Northumbrian Water at the end of 2014, we have now completed the schedule of works required to become compliant with regulations to ensure our continued water connection.


Whilst there is little difference to the supply to the Club Ship, the stipulation to install an air break in the pontoon supply means that the taps on the moorings are now connected via a tank, resulting in a substantial reduction in water pressure, especially at high tide.


Should this reduced pressure become untenable there is the option of fitting a pump to the pontoon water system, although this will be at an additional cost for its supply and any ongoing maintenance.


Inevitably the water to the pontoon taps is classed as non potable due in part to the influence of the air break, but also because there are locations where the pipes and joints on the pipes to the pontoons simply do not meet potable standards. The nature of the pontoon construction makes it very difficult to bring the pipe work up to those standards.


This remains the situation at present; please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any ideas or suggestions.


Paul Common.