A Water Quality Study was undertaken on request from the British Pipeline Agency (BPA). BPA expressed concerns over the potential environmental and ecological impact of overflow from an open storage tank and holding lagoon into the local Hurley Brook during extreme conditions.

The open storage tank and lagoon water quality was analysed using data collected by BPA over the last 10 years (the concentration of alcohols in particular).

Hydraulic modelling techniques were utilised to calculate the flow of Hurley Brook in order to predict the flow conditions of the brook when the lagoon was discharging. Maximum concentration limits for chemicals was established through review of relevant literature and governmental guidelines.

The report outlined a detailed monitoring schedule that would help to obtain a more accurate record of the brook’s water quality and suggested other feasible monitoring options such as an invertebrate study.

Project Details

ClientKingsbury Oil Terminal, Tamworth, Staffordshire