The mains pipe was failing in multiple locations. Typically this would require a section of the main to be cut out and replaced. This would have been catastrophic as it would have left the entire hospital without water, compromising hygiene, safety and health. Instead, our out-of-hours on-call specialist teams arrived onsite quickly. They worked efficiently to reduce the pressure and then used 2 x 4” connector clamps to repair the main. This enabled the supply to be maintained whilst a permanent repair was undertaken.