BBA Pumps front page news

It’s not just any pump that makes the front page of a daily newspaper.

But the February Gore floods, and the work done there by BBA pumps, were anything but ordinary.

The extreme event, reportedly the worst since 1937, inundated properties, farmland, and businesses, damaged infrastructure and drove hundreds from their homes.

As they have been in other times of crisis, in Greymouth, Kaikoura and Christchurch, Prime Pump’s BBA pumps were pressed into service to help wherever they were most urgently needed.

When the alert came to the Prime Pump Christchurch hire yard of the unfolding emergency down south, the team “dropped tools” and responded quickly, loading hoses and three BBA pumps onto an AdvanceQuip truck to make the journey to the flood epicentre.

Those new arrivals backed-up two BBA pumps already on-site with Prime Pump’s local agents Fulcrum Equipment.

With the 6” pump capable of pumping 475,000 litres an hour, and the 8” 780,000 litres an hour, these highly efficient diesel-powered pumps are a powerful piece of kit.

Three BBA pumps were deployed in Gore, working in industrial and residential properties and a further two went to Balclutha. An additional 6” and 8” BBA were used in Dunedin by a major contractor.

Several Prime Pump submersible Proril pumps were also on hand, de-watering flooded areas.

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