Clean drinking water for 17,000 scouts, Evo, Hämeenlinna, Finland
Clean drinking water for 17,000 scouts
Uponor delivered 7,600 metres of pipes for the construction of the international scout camp. The pipes were used to supply clean water and to lead grey water away from the area in a controlled manner.
A town surrounded by forestThe Evo campsite in Hämeenlinna has been developed systematically to make it suitable for large events. The core network is built underground. In the area there are also two groundwater wells as well as buildings.
The campsite extends over a very large area as it has to accommodate over 17,000 scouts. Therefore, water supply must be planned well. A total of 6 subcamps and a family camp for 3,000 people, which accommodated under-12-year-old scouts and their families, were built in the area.
Roihu2016 was built by volunteersA surface network was built above ground for both clean and grey water. Uponor delivered to the area 32 and 40 mm PE pipes for the network. For clean drinking water, 15 and 18 mm PEX pipes were also used. The products to be used were required to be easy to install and resistant. Ease of installation and resistance ensure that the network will be built within schedule and that it will remain functional for the entire duration of the camp, respectively.”All installations are made above ground, with the exception of some pipelines that go under the road. The pipes must be of high quality in order to be able to withstand the stress that they may be subjected to. As installations are also carried out by non-professionals, the pipes must be easy to install,” emphasised Johanna Suomalainen, who served as acquisition manager for Roihu2016 during the acquisition phase.
Roihu2016 was built in Evo by about 2,000 volunteers. The camp took over two years to plan. Four days before the construction of the actual camp, about one hundred people gathered in Evo to collect the goods delivered and to start building the necessary infrastructure, such as the water supply and sewer networks and the electrical grid. The construction of the actual camp took a total of nine days. The camp took about three days to dismantle. Therefore, the Evo campsite was back to its normal condition by the end of July.
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