Siltbuster Take Part in the Monmouth Raft Race

4 Sep 2018

Siltbuster joined forces with TATA to compete in the 53rd annual Monmouth Raft Race, which took place on Sunday 2nd September. The race, organised and run by the Rotary Club, consists of a fun 6.5 mile paddle down the beautiful River Wye, starting in Monmouth and finishing in Whitebrook.


Siltbuster was, once again, sponsoring the Raft Race, which raised almost £20,000 for charity last year. The proceeds go to an array of local charities, with three quarters of the donations going to St David’s Hospice Care, who provide free care at home to patients who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness.


The Siltbuster and TATA partnership came about through TATA’s commitment to the environment. The company employs Siltbuster’s water treatment solutions to help clean the water it releases. Currently it is using a chemical dosing system, with MT40 mixing tank, as well as a HB100R lamella clarifier. This is a permanent effluent plant replacing a previous pilot scheme and Siltbuster worked closely with TATA Swindon to develop the treatment process. The raft used in the race was borrowed from TATA’s Shotton Works, located in Deeside, North Wales.


The Siltbuster/TATA team finished in 32nd position in a time of 2hr 22mins. Captain, Eric Froggatt, Project Manager at Siltbuster, comments: “The annual Monmouth Raft Race delivered yet again. It is a fantastic family day out, and it’s all for such an incredible cause. The work that St David’s Hospice Care does is second to none, and I know that everyone in the team was thrilled to be able to support them.


“Whilst there was some really questionable paddling – no names mentioned, it was great to be part of the day, and ending with the family festival in Whitebrook was the perfect end to a great day out. We will be back next year to challenge for the title.”