Lancashire drinking water supply

You may have seen in the news the warnings issued by United Utilities about drinking water safety in the north west of England, affecting areas including Blackpool, Preston, Chorley and other surrounding districts, when the bug cryptosporidium was detected in drinking water last week.

Stand pipesThe official advice from the water authorities has been to boil water before drinking which is good advice for any water stored under uncontrolled conditions.

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Tardis Environmental stepped into the breach with emergency drinking water deliveries, one tanker into Blackpool due as we write.

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Our H2O division is ever ready for situations such as this, with supplies of quality assured wholesome drinking water which can be delivered in bowsers (towable and static) or for bulk situations, in tankers like shown in the photos.

Pallet of drinking water

Smaller or domestic requirements can be catered for by the provision of pallets of bottled drinking water available in a range of sizes from 330ml to 1.5 litres.

Where water safety is suspect, we provide water testing services for E coli and Legionella as well as a range of water hygiene services such as welfare cabin testing and cleansing and bowser cleansing all fully documented and to Health & Safety guidelines.

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Drinking water is something we take very much for granted in this country, until things go wrong. Fortunately, the UK has some of the strictest water regulations you’ll find anywhere and Tardis Environmental has the expertise and resources to step up to the crease when needed.

Contacts: 0800 731 0589 (switches over to emergency cover outside office hours)

www.tardishire.co.uk

Water for Irrigation

There are many uses of water that we may not consider as often as others. Today’s blog topic is based on water for irrigation. Tardis Environmental offer bulk water that is an ideal irrigation water supply.

With the British summer just around the corner, the weather hopefully warming up and a possible dry season upon us, water will be needed for agriculture, farming and landscaping sectors alike.

Irrigation in particular, is referred to as the artificial application of water to the land or soil. The water solutions we offer allow us to provide water for irrigation services to your site.

With our expanding fleet of tanks and tankers, it makes delivery of bulk water for irrigation a simple task. If you already have a water tank on site, we can fill this for you. Our new 16,000 litre clean water tanker is ideal for anywhere a supply of bulk water is needed including wash downs, soakaway tests and event water. The new tanker is also rear wheel drive making it easier to manoeuvre in more difficult locations.

Bulk Water Delivery ideal Water for Irrigation

Bulk Water Delivery

You can also hire (short term and long term hire both available) a water bowser or water tank from our range of water storage options if you do not already have the facility to hold the water you need. If you were to go for the hire option, we offer a weekly water delivery service to ensure your tank doesn’t run dry.

Thirsty work

The hot weather will leave your workers feeling thirsty. In this instance, Tardis can also supply potable drinking water. Again, there are a number of drinking water services to choose from. Bottled drinking water or a water cooler may be the best option here however.

Bottled Drinking Water

Bottled Drinking Water Variations

Finally, we offer an emergency water supply service – our emergency phone lines are open 24/7 so you can always count on us.

If water for irrigation or potable drinking water is something you require contact our friendly sales team on 0800 731 0589.

Alternatively, all of the services we can provide can be viewed at the below web addresses.

http://www.tardishire.co.uk/index.php/home

http://tardish2o.co.uk/home

 

H2O On Site goes boldly…

We’ve a lovely new website to promote the bulk and quality assured drinking water side of our operation. www.tardish20.co.uk

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The site is broken down into three main sections:

Water Supplies           Emergency water supplies           Water quality assurance

In the bulk water supplies section, there’s an overview of our growing tanker fleet, beginning with our towable bowsers which can deliver to difficult to access locations using our Land Rovers. Towable bowsers have capacities of 1 and 2 thousand litres apiece. Our rear wheel steer tanker is also adept at getting in to hard to access places, but that’s got a slightly larger payload of 16,000 litres, clean or potable.

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We have 16,000 litre stainless tanks which can be used to deliver or can be hired as a bulk on demand water supply, left on site and refilled as and when needed.

H2O on site 16k tanks

On this page of the site, you can navigate your way through our commonest water bowsers. The blue colour denotes they can be used for drinking water. We supply these on short or long term hire to construction sites and event locations.

H2O on site drinking water bowsers

Bet you didn’t know we did water coolers for short or long term hire.

Two snazzy little numbers which can deliver chilled and hot water on demand. All you need is a 240 volt plug socket and make a choice between the standard model or the natty little desk top number.

h2O on site coolers

These fit nicely into office and site cabins and are a boon when temperatures rise and people get thirsty.

Also on this page, there’s a link to common spec sheets for the vehicles and equipment we send out to site. They are invaluable to help clients establish that equipment is the correct specification for their needs or in the case of vehicles, dimensions don’t exceed the access location.

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Our Emergency Water page summarises how 365 days a year, we have service available.

Where water supplies are cut, our trusty Land Rover revs into action bringing the towable bowser in its wake. Alternatively, we can provide pallets of bottled drinking water.

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H2O On site Land Rover and bowser

We’ve a separate page for bottled water giving the bottle sizes and pallet capacities that can be purchased.

We provide bottled water a plenty during the summer months especially, to the burgeoning event and festival market. Bottled water offers convenience over a single source of supply, where large numbers of people can be provided for in a short period of time.

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Our Water Testing Services page provides an overview to our latest range of invaluable water hygiene services

If you are providing bulk water for people to drink, then you are responsible for its fitness for purpose.

Briefly, once you have taken delivery of potable water, transferred from our specially prepared tankers or bowsers, it’s drinkability for want of a better word is your responsibility.

DWI (Drinking Water Inspectorate guidelines state that you can only store water for human consumption for 48 hours (secured from contamination).

H2O on site lab

You then must test for the presence of E coli and again every 48 hours.

This is a service we supply, along with testing for the presence of Legionella.

H2O on site water test

We provide mobile on site testing and where necessary, use UKAS accredited laboratories who provide further test information, all fully documented.

Water Quality Information and Drinking Water Quality tabs on this page provide plenty of information about the guidelines you and we both should comply with where drinking water is concerned.

Contact by telephone is the familiar free number you dial for Tardis Environmental

0800 731 0589

E mail contact is H2oOnsite@tardishire.co.uk

Any bold blue words provide relevant links to the H2O on site website.

On the road with Tardis H2O on site

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.

Tardis H2O on site

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.

Tardis H2O on site

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.

Tardis H2O on siteDonkey 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.

 

Tardis H2O on site

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.

Tardis H2O on site 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.

Tardis H2O on site Trans Send unit

 

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.

Tardis H2O Tanker on site

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.

Tardis H2O on site

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
www.tardish2o.co.uk

Water Hygiene Specialist joins the Tardis team

Water hygiene

John Lewis, Water Hygienist – Tardis Environmental

 John Lewis Tardis Environmental’s Water Hygiene Specialist

John’s background in water hygiene spans more than 25 years in the fields of industrial and commercial water treatment conducting testing for large companies such as Cadburys, Jaguar Cars, Tesco, Morrisons and local authorities. He also spent several years with Severn Trent Laboratories.

Tardis H2o

Tardis Environmental H2o

John recently joined Tardis Environmental to spearhead the rollout of our new H2O drinking water services program providing both on-site and laboratory based testing for drinking water safety.

On site service, in – lab results

When you’re dealing with people’s health and hygiene, you need to be sure of your water quality.

Tardis Environmental have been in the bulk water business for almost twenty years so we know a thing or two about water.

These days, assuring the fitness for purpose of your drinking water and the cleanliness of your storage methods comes under strict regulation.

With our new laboratory facilities, we can offer you in-house bacteria monitoring backed up with a regular testing program of your stored bulk drinking water.

 Rigorous cleansing, strict procedures

Water hygiene

Towable 1000 litre drinking water bowser

We carry out daily, weekly and monthly chemical and bacteria monitoring providing strict control on the quality of water we supply from our sites which includes the water used to clean the vessels that store your drinking water all carried out following Health & Safety guidelines.

We’ve the capacity via mobile testing equipment, to provide on-site chemical and bacteria testing on water that has been stored for more than 48 hours (following drinking water guidelines). This includes a test for E-Coli analysed by UKAS accredited laboratories.

We carry out on-site cleans and Chlorination of utilities, buildings (such as welfare cabins, toilet blocks etc), providing certificates of work carried out and its compliance with Health & Safety guidelines.

We only use water storage vessels and pumps which comply with WRAS and DWI Regulation 31.

Water supplied is only drawn from wholesome water authority sources.

Other methods (which we don’t use)

Commonly (and for convenience), many testing services use a system known as ATP for on-site water testing, employing hand held meters.

ATP or Adenosine triphosphate is not a foolproof bacteria test, especially where Legionella bacteria is concerned.

To be truly sure of the cleanliness of your drinking water, opt for a sample taken on-site and analysed in a designated UKAS accredited laboratory. Testing for bacteria by these laboratories conforms to guidance set out in the ACOP L8 document and provides evidence ensuring our on-site testing regime is effective.

Tardis Environmental follow strict guidelines set out in ACOP L8 (2013) Legionnaire’s disease, the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems and the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) guidance document on the implementation of the water supply (Water Quality) regulations 2000 (as amended in England 2012)

Tardis says it’s CHRISTMAAAASSSS !

It’s accepted we all like a good rest at Christmas and a mince pie or two, but gremlins never rest and someone has to be on call to deal with them.

Although the Tardis crew will be putting up their Christmas stockings hoping for everything they deserve, the operation is a 365 day a year affair and we will be available for emergency call out.

 

The same number as usual and the same level of service applies.

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We really hope you won’t need us, but we’ll be there if you do.

Thanks for being with us through 2014 and for following our blog, Twitter feed and Facebook page.

We really enjoyed your pictures of Tardis toilets and tankers you spotted out on location, even on the telly. Keep sending them in and we’ll keep featuring them. For meritorious contributions, we have been know to post out some Tardis goodies as reward, so just keep that in mind.

We plan to continue running humorous features and expanding our instructional videos like our recent Crossrail compliant video, which was very well received.

And of course, when the occasion rises, we’ll be dressing up rather like we did in our onesies for Children in need and our wooly pullies for Save the Children.

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New tanks on the blog

It’s barely a fortnight ago that we were crowing about our new Euro 6 tankers and our natty rear wheel steer tanker and here we are again with three new additions to our fleet.

We’ve not had the livery applied to these yet, but we wanted to announce our new mid-range 16000 litre clean water delivery tankers.

This tanker is ideal for bulk water deliveries, wash downs, soakaway testing, site water and event water supply, in fact anywhere where clean water is needed.

We also hire petrol driven water pumps, delivering the wet stuff via 2” Bauer fittings. We can supply pipework as required.

Full specification here.

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Tardis and the Crossrail project

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Crossrail, the largest engineering project in Europe and Tardis has been part of it.

In a nutshell, Crossrail is 73 miles of railway set to serve London and the south east, improving journey times and connecting with many existing lines.

As a supplier of goods and services to the project, Tardis Environmental have invested heavily in our fleet to make them “Crossrail compliant”. This includes the provision of safety equipment that is additional to the level we already send our vehicles to work carrying.

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Fresnel lenses for example, smaller but similar to those found in lighthouses in this instance they are used to bend light allowing a driver to see personnel or cyclists approaching on the inside blind spot.

Side scan detection is now standard Crossrail  equipment, designed to detect cyclists or pedestrians in close proximity to the nearside.

In practice, audible tones or warnings exterior to the vehicle are triggered when the left hand indicator is activated and should there be a person detected in the field of the scan, the driver inside the cab is alerted by audible tone also.

Some side scan systems have the added safety of exterior cameras greatly reducing the chance of a mishap.

In addition, warning livery is added to the vehicle as are under run bars down each side.

Woe betide any contractor who fails to meet the high standards lain down by Crossrail. Exclusion from all sites and fines meted out often being the penalty.

Safety is in everyone’s interest. Our spec sheets detail our Crossrail compliant vehicles which of course can be used elsewhere, where stringent safety is practised.

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Tardis Event Portable Toilets

Event and Festival Portable Toilets

With summer around the corner and festival and events all being advertised on the TV and radio stations. You need to make sure that you have the right amount of  portable toilets. Especially when you are organizing an event or festival.  What Portable toilets might you need from Tardis Environmental? We can supply event portable toilets that are specially designed to with stand the constant use that a festival or event will bring.

Event Toilets

What the features of Event Portable Toilet?

  • Event Toilets have double skinned roof and two ply walls for added strength and durability.
  • Anti vandal door springs
  • Large waste tank, which can hold approx. 265 litres of waste
  • Ultra strong smooth finish walls, which also make it easier to clean
  • Event portable toilets are very heavy and will deter thieves

All our portable event toilets are cleaned and washed before every hire and can come in a Varity of different colors.

Event Portable Toilet

Don’t forget about portable urinals as these can be crucial to your festival or event as these will help your customers spend less time queuing and more time enjoying the festival or event. Onsite attendants are also available to help clean and manage the portable toilets you have ordered to keep them stocked and cleaned throughout the day.

Got no water mains available, then our static water bowsers with an electric water pump is an ideal solution to no mains water.  If you need the water bowser to be mobile then we can add a trailer to the 2000 litre water bowser and have it towed by our off road vehicle to deliver water where and when it is needed.

As a constantly growing company we are always investing in new and innovative ways to deliver the best experience and service we can offer. Plus we always have the latest technology in wet waste removal and Portable toilet hire.

So for the complete package in festival and event hire equipment give Tardis Environmental a call today on 0800 731 0589. 

6 Brand New Water Tanks

6 New Water Tanks Have Landed

10,000 Water Tanks

We have just taken delivery of 6 brand new 10,000 litre water tanks. These 10,000 litre tanks are now having the Tardis stickers placed on them and will then have a 3” bauer refill connector. The 3” bauer connector will mean our drivers will be able to refill the tanks quickly, thanks to the easy to reach refill connection point on the tank.

Did you know that you could also hire a WRAS approved water tank from us as well. WRAS approved tanks can be used to house drinking water. When connecting a WRAS approved tank, make sure you use a WRAS approved fitter. Our Tardis fitters are WRAS approved and only use WRAS approved connections for WRAS water tanks. If you don’t use WRAS approved products to connect the water tank then the water tank is no longer WRAS approved and no longer safe for to use as a drinking water tank. All our Tardis driver and fitters are trained and accredited in EUSR Water Hygiene.

If you would like more information on our Tardis Fitter service or would like to book a WRAS approved water tank then give our friendly hire desk team a call today on Free Phone 0800 731 0589.