The Institute of Water’s National Drilling and Tapping competition took place in Birmingham at Utility Week Live on the 22nd and 23rd June and what an event it was!
2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of this national competition and proved again to be an exciting two days, drawing in a lively crowd, fantastic support and a lot of noise.
The crowds were anticipating the familiar battle for the men’s championship, sponsored by Talis, between returning champions Anglian Water and past champions Bournemouth Water (part of Pennon Group), however, it was underdog Northumbrian Water who took first place with a time of 2minutes 24seconds and a quality tap.
The Northumbrian Water team will go on to represent the UK in the ACE competition in Denver in June 2019, sponsored by the Institute of Water, and in the World Water Cup in Amsterdam in November 2019, Sponsored by Mueller International.
There was no Women’s competition this year, however, Waternet Women’s team were recognised for their participation in the UK competition and will be competing in the Aquatech competition in Amsterdam next year. The Institute of Water wishes Waternet and Northumbrian Water the best of luck.
Drilling and Tapping Competition 2018 Results
1st Place and winner of the Talis Men’s Trophy – Northumbrian Water, 2mins, 24secs
2nd Place – Bournemouth Water (part of Pennon Group), 2mins 48secs
3rd Place – Anglian Water, 2mins 49secs
The Institute of Water would like to thank all the teams, sponsors and judges involved in this year’s competition. There will be a full write up of the competition at www.drillingandtapping.co.uk in the next couple of weeks.