Hard hat, hi viz, toecaps and a factory fresh Yorkie
Occasionally, very occasionally, we Tardis web monkeys are unshackled from our computer work stations and sent out on a mission.
Accoutred in hi viz, toecaps hard hat and clutching a factory fresh Yorkie bar, I climbed up into an H2O on site tanker at a quarter to six in the morning to ride shotgun with one of our stalwart delivery drivers to observe the Tardis H2O on site water delivery operation from the business end.
First stop, a school under construction over in Coventry. 2000 litres of clean water to refill a bowser that supplies washroom and toilets to the temporary school blocks.
We were out in the 26 tonne 16,000 litre capacity rear wheel steer tanker. Hygiene routines are undertaken, even though this was non drinking water, fittings are sprayed with a disinfectant before use both at tanker and delivery end.
Donkey engine engaged and the bowser was filled to capacity. Hose and fittings stowed after use, and hi tech Trans Send unit e signed by the client, off we went to our next call, a new building site out in the Warwickshire countryside.
This time a smaller bowser to be filled. Very busy site trucks on and off and diggers working away. Hard hats and hi viz essential here.
Then it was off to a large construction project over by Birmingham airport, a new facility being built to store Jaguars and Land Rovers across many acres. Planes taking off right next to the site, we could have easily shouted hello to the pilots as they passed overhead.
The road in and out of this site being so busy with construction traffic, there were guys controlling the flow with radio handsets. Another large toilet block bowser filled here. Comment from tanker driver Steve that Trans Send hadn’t given much consideration to lads with big fingers when it comes to the button pushing on the hand held devices. This met with nods of agreement from the engineer who signed the job off.
As each delivery is completed and the client signs, the successful mission is confirmed back at HQ using mobile phone technology. Also, new instructions and route changes can be sent to the device keeping things ship shape.
Off we went to another construction site and another bowser in need of an H2O fix. This site was way out in the country with green fields all around.
Time to obey the digital tachograph and take a break. Sandwich for me, Eccles cake for Steve. Then it was off down the M40 and a change of scenery deeper into the countryside located close to an old quarry near Hartlebury and a lone Tardis Hire bowser stood in a large field.
As we pumped 9000 litres into the bowser, we could only speculate as to what this water might be used for. Very thirsty sheep was my suggestion, though not a baa lamb in sight. More likely a building project about to get underway. It was a very peaceful delivery out there with the birds singing.
This was our last scheduled delivery for the day and the tanker was pretty much depleted of its payload. We set course for home and refill the tanker with more clean water for the next day’s deliveries.
Construction doesn’t half use a lot of water, which Tardis H2O on site meets pretty seamlessly. Our route delivered approaching 16,000 litres but with a range of tankers up to 30,000 litres Tardis can cater for just about anyone’s water requirement.
Our deliveries that day were clean water non-drinking, but now Tardis H2O on site is equipped for quality assured drinking water deliveries too. We’ll be crowing about that very soon as our H2O on site website goes live.
Thanks to tanker driver Steve for being so helpful and answering a zillion questions.
Coming soon – this link will take you to Tardis H2O on site