As a locksmith we get some un-usual tasks and once again this was proven in November 2011. We had a call from the head office of the local waste water company who in-formed us that there was a fault with some pumps in a pumping station.
As we are not pump engineers what did they want? Unfortunately the engineers could not get in as the lock on the remote pumping station had a fault and would not open. They explained that they needed immediate response to prevent a sewage flood and could we assist.
We arrived in 40 minutes and set to work. The manager on site had the correct keys but the lock was indeed seized. As we had the keys and they did not work it was no good trying to pick it so we drilled the lock to gain entry. The lock was removed and checked but was not worth trying to repair so a new lock was fitted.
As the new lock was of far better construction, we had to make slight adjustment to the door. Although the door construction was fibre glass lucky for us the internal area of adjustment was wooden. We reversed the latch of the new lock and fitted all the new parts including cylinder in about 90 minutes from arrival. The good news was their engineers arrived and rectified their problem and Truro never flooded of sewage.