Severn questions with Matt Booth at Severn Trent Services

Matt Booth is an instrumentation maintenance technician at Severn Trent Services, working in the mechanical, electrical, instrumentation control, and automation (MEICA) team.

He’s been with Severn Trent Services since 2021, lives in Halesowen, and outside of work, loves to ride his bike to the nearby velodrome, where he also coaches sessions for other cyclists.

We spoke to him about his role and how he and his colleague, Ash Adam, are helping to transform how water and wastewater assets are managed going forward.

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Proactively investing in asset infrastructure to boost resilience

This case study describes how our Infrastructure Services teams spotted an opportunity to improve water asset infrastructure to protect future water supplies in a way that avoided disturbing the ecological balance of the local watercourse.

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The site is a stream between a water treatment works and a town populated by around 20,000 people. The works is a private water network owned by our customer and managed 24/7/365 by our multidisciplinary Severn Trent Services teams.

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Drive that leads to promotions in the field

Lee Wells and Ian Quarton have a lot in common.

They’ve both been promoted by Severn Trent Services to mechanics. They’ll both be studying for an NVQ paid for by the organisation. And they’ve both been drivers at some point in their careers.

Their managers, Mike Killingbeck and Ryan Turton – regional service delivery managers for the north and east of England, respectively – discuss Lee and Ian’s drive for more fulfilling roles.

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It’s transformation Tuesday every day for Teresa and Pete

Severn Trent Services looks after thousands of water and wastewater assets for customers across the UK.

Over and above making sure they’re working properly; customers are also promised that assets are left in a better condition than when the team found them.

Making sure this promise becomes a reality is the job of many. However, spearheading the Asset Condition Grading (ACG) Programme is Teresa Halliday (Reporting Lead), Pete Dignan (Strategy Engineer), and Mark Waite (Systems Analyst).

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