Names of Butleigh school pupils to live underground for the next 100 years
Pupils of Butleigh Church of England Primary School were invited to sign a water pipe which will now remain underground for the next 100 years.
The pipe turned time capsule comes as part of Bristol Water’s water main replacement work in the area to improve the water supply, fulfilled by Lewis Civil Engineering.
The children found watching the pipe being replaced a fascinating opportunity to discover more about how our water supply reaches our homes and school. They loved being part of history by adding their names to the new pipes.
Matt Bridge, Project Manager for Bristol Water’s contract partners, Lewis Civil Engineering, said: “It is important to engage children in what is happening around them, and with the mains replacement works so close to the school, it made sense to get them involved. As well as learning about water and construction, we had lots of great questions, like why we wear steel capped boots.”
The water supply for Butleigh comes from Cheddar Water Treatment Works in the Mendips. The new pipe will ensure a reliable water supply for the village for years to come, while also improving on odour, colour and taste.
The work is due to continue for the next 3 weeks, ending in July.