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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Septic Tank Emptying – Tardis goes through the motions

This is an operation best carried out than talked about, but we thought you might like to learn a little more about what goes on where angels fear to tread yet Tardis operatives work their magic every day.

Even in 2014, there are still a lot of homes and commercial premises which do not have mains sewage and waste disposal.

This everyday activity has to go somewhere and more likely than not, the property will be connected to a septic tank or cess pit.

You may wonder what the difference is. Well, they both hold waste water and the unmentionable stuff, but the main difference is a cess pit or pool has no access hatch and is normally sited above ground.

A septic tank is installed underground and for various reasons such as hygiene and durability is made from plastic, which of course won’t rust or decompose.

Lurking away in the subterranean darkness, your storage has three distinct layers.

The top layer is known as crud and will not decompose naturally. It floats on top of the waste water and is a very good reason to have a tank emptied at least once a year even if it is a low use facility.

The waste water layer comes below that and can exit through a T shaped outlet to a drain field or soakaway which filters through to the naturally occurring ground water level or water table.

The third layer is the part we’ll be less descriptive about just use your imagination.

A lot goes on in your septic tank once you’ve flushed goodbye…

Bacterial action breaks down solids into a mush. The planet as a whole is dependent on these little fellows, the circle of life and all that.

Because it’s advisable to maintain the levels of bacteria working away in your waste facility, use biocides like domestic bleaches, antibacterial soaps and washing up liquids by all means to keep your kitchen and bathroom clean and healthy, but be mindful of the fact their antibacterial action will still be working once you’ve flushed it away.

As we said earlier, a low usage facility say in a domestic property will benefit from being emptied at least once a year.

Higher usage facilities such as businesses, schools, sport facilities obviously have a higher traffic flow of people disposing of washing water, showering and spending a penny and so, maintenance required will be more frequent.

 Booking a Tardis service.  0800 731 0589 a free number to call nationwide.

You’ll find yourself speaking to one of our friendly knowledgeable team, trained to advise on a host of environmental services.

Provide us with some basic information such as how far the access to the tank is from road or driveway, the approximate size of your tank and we’ll arrange for one of our shiny yellow and green Tardis tankers to arrive on a scheduled day and leave you with a nicely serviced and emptied tank.

It’s important we establish your needs before the day, so we send you the right sized vehicle. Please tell us about any obstructions between the arrival point and the tank access. For example, we need to know if there is an incline, because this can alter the efficiency of the disposal rate.

Is the hatch or access to the tank straightforward ? not locked or obscured by shrubbery or brambles for example. If we know all this in advance, the operation is sure to go with military precision.

Vacuum Tanker

We use a combination of vacuum and jet vac tankers, which range from 1500 gallon capacity to a 6000 gallon vehicle to meet the smallest to largest disposal needs.

the big one

For your peace of mind, we’re a fully licensed waste carrier and our drivers are trained in all aspects of the job including correct Health & Safety procedures.

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For further information on this service, just one of many available from Tardis Environmental, click this link to download a PDF 1376924648 (1)

Alternatively, our website is bursting at the seams with useful and expertly compiled information here: www.tardishire.co.uk

Remember – You only need one number for first class service and a job well done 0800 731 0589

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flood Warning!

Need a Fast Response to Flooding!

If you’re in a high-risk flood area, then Tardis Environmental can help weather you’re a domestic or construction customer.

The met office has issued out warnings and alerts for known areas that are at risk of flooding. So what can we do to help prevent or even minimize damage caused by flooding?

We have a large fleet of vacuum tankers that can take large amounts of wet wastewater to help alleviate possible damage caused be flooding. Some of our tankers can also have a high vol jet vac that can clean your drains from leafs and debris that may slow the rate the floodwater gets drained.

Tardis Environmental also has industrial water pumps that can move the wastewater from a flooded area to a drain or river that is not flooded.

The WX10 and WH20 water pumps are useful for small jobs like filling small water tanks and increasing water pressure.

The WB20 and WB30 are great for moving large amounts of water with small debris within the water.

Now the WT20 is probably the best bet to move waste water as it can handle large amounts of water and large sized debris up to 24mm.

 

If you need any help in a bad situation then give our team a call today and see how we can help you. Freephone 0800 731 0589.

WRAS Approved Water Tanks and Bowsers

WRAS Approved Water Bowsers

Did you know that Tardis Environmental have WRAS approved products?

So what does WRAS approved mean

WRAS means The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme and for a product to be WRAS approved it demonstrates that the item complies with the high standards that the water regulations promulgated back in 1999 for the United Kingdom. So you now know that our WRAS approved water bowsers and water tanks come at a high standard.

 What does WRAS cover?

WRAS covers all plumbing systems, water fittings, water bowsers, water tanks and any equipment that is going to supply water from the public water supply.

Water Bowser

Is it a illegal requirement to have WRAS products?

No it is not illegal to install a product that is not WRAS, but you may need to have proof or prove the compliance in other ways. No WRAS approved products are mainly used in areas where human health could not be compromised. We can provided WRAS approved piping and fitting along with our highly trained Tardis plumber.

How can you tell if its WRAS Approved?

On all WRAS approved there should be a WRAS approval number this is a way of proving that the product is WRAS approved. But even if for say the water bowser is WRAS approved if it was installed or operated incorrectly then this might breach the water regulations 1999. Don’t worry we have a Tardis Plumber who knows all about WRAS installation and operation.

WRAS Water Bowser

If you need more information on our WRAS approved water bowserand water tanks then give our hire desk team a call today on – 0800 731 0589 or send us an E-mail: info@tardishire.co.uk Website: www.tardishire.co.uk

Tanker Trailer Hire

Water Tanker Trailer Services

We have purchased three more 30,000 litre water tanker trailers. Our tanker trailers can be used for a variety of jobs.

Here is a small list of jobs and services our tanker trailers can perform.
Our tanker can supply up to 30,000 litres of clean water, which can be used to fill up a large tank or it can be used to fill multiple water bowsers on one site.Bulk water refill

Soakaway and Percolation Testing

With the capacity to hold up to 30,000 litres of fresh water our tanker trailers are ideal for large Soakaway and percolation tests.

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Swimming Pool Filling

Our water tanker trailers are food grade along with its food grade water pipes. Plus all our drivers are trained in EUSR in water hygiene. This is to ensure that the water we deliver is clean and fresh.

Hydro Demolition Water Supply

Some sites don’t have access to a mains water supply and need a large amount of water.

We don’t just have 30,000 litre tanker trailers available for hire. We can also supply you with a smaller but still large supply of Bulk water. We have a number of ISO tanker trailers that can hold 18,000 litres of water and not only can it be transported on a trailer, but can also be taken off the trailer and be used as an long term static water tank.

For all enquires on our water tanker trailers services please call 0800 731 0589 or visit our website for more details on our services

Water Bowsers

What can water bowser be used for?

Water bowsers can come in all shapes and sizes depending on what you would use the water bowser for.

Water bowsers have many uses

1,000 IBC Water Bowser

Small 1,000 litre water bowser is many used to supply small amount of water to a small welfare unit or just to help water the garden. When these water bowsers are filled with water there total weight is 1 ton, which can then be used as a marquee weight if you have to build your marquee on tarmac.

500 gallon static

Water Bowser Hire

New Static Water Bowser

Our 500 gallon water bowsers can be used for supplying water to a welfare unit, or can be used as a main water supply, if no mains water is available for companies like hydro demolition who need lots of water to perform their jobs.

500 gallon towable water bowser

The 500 gallon towable bowser is pretty much the same as the static bowser, but is placed on a towable trailer. With it’s off road tyres it is the ideal choice for construction sites that need to move the water bowser around the site. The towable water bowser can also be fitted with a dust suppression kit.

10,000 Litre large Water Tank

This is many used for sites that are contracted to be at a site over a long period. Can also supply large amounts of water to large welfare units. It’s also the choice of most hydro demolition companies as it holds vast amount of water. With its new easy refill tap, our drivers can do a water refill with ease.

All our drivers are EUSR Water Hygiene trained to give you that piece of mind, when refilling the water supply.

If you need more information on our water bowser hire service then give us a call today on 0800 731 0589.

Building a New Septic Tank?

Want some Advice on Septic tanks

When installing a new septic tank you must make sure you install the septic tank at least 15m from your home and within 10m of a vehicle access point. This makes it easy for us to perform a septic tank emptying service as access to the chamber will be easy. Do not build on a slope as the septic tanks drain field could be releasing the waste water to the adjoining landowner.

What should a new septic tank come with?

The tank should have at least two chambers, which will need to operate in series. All materials used to help assembly the tank should be able to prevent leaking and ingress of subsoil water. The tank itself must be made from suitable material and be sound in structure. Most tanks will have a BBA certificate. It is also easy to forget when installing pipe work to make it easy to access, this makes jobs like desludging and drain repairs a lot cheaper if anything were to happen.

But before you go and install a septic tank you must make sure the drainfield is able to soak up the water. To test the area in which you want the drainfield to be you must do a soakaway test; this is where we would come with either a towable bowser or our massive 6,000 gallon tanker. This really depends on the size of the drainfield which is normally calculated is the number of people living in the property or the number of people at the site. The soakaway test is where fresh clean water is poured into the ground where it is timed to see how fast the water is soaked up. If the water takes too long to drain away or does not drain at all then you will not be allowed to build the drainfield there.

Don’t worry if the water does not drain away fast enough or at all, there are solutions. The main cause for water to drain slowly or not at all is there could be a layer of clay under the soil. You can get the soil check to see how big the layer of clay is. There are some solutions for clay but I would recommend finding a different spot.

When you have your new septic tank installed remember to have at least one septic tank empty a year. Tardis Environmental can provide a scheduled septic tank emptying service.

If you need more information about our soakaway service and Septic tank emptying service call 0800 731 0589

 

 

What is a Soakaway?

Information on Soakaway test

In April 2002 a surface water soakaway design was introduced, this was to ensure that storm water soaks away effective.

Don’t think you need a soakaway! Building Regulation H3 Says,

‘The requirements of H3 will be met if rainwater soaking into the ground is distributed sufficiently so that it does not damage foundations of the proposed building or any adjacent structures’.

The H3 Regulation guidance note outlines suitable arrangements for domestic type soakaways only, and it should not be taken as a definitive guide. For more detailed guidance refer to the aforementioned document.

So what is the function of a soakaway?

A Soakaway must be able to immediately store storm-water or heavy rain to runoff and allow the water’s efficient infiltration into the adjacent soil. The time it takes for the water to soakaway will determine the size of the soakaway required.

This is where our Towable Bowser or bulk water H2O Tankers can help in hot conditions like summer where rain might not come for a few weeks (This is Britain but even we have sunny spells). We can supply Clean Water (None Drinking) from 500 all the way up to 6,000 gallons.

For more information on how Tardis Environmental can help you perform a soakaway test call 0800 731 0589 or visit our website for more details.

Need More Water Bowsers

Water bowsers in high demand

We have just purchasedmore towable water bowsers due to the high demand we are receiving. Our water bowsers can come either as towable or static with the capacity to hold approximately 500 gallons of clean fresh water. Our towable Bowsers will also have off road tyres for easy transportation on construction sites.

Water Bowser Hire

The Water that is stored within the bowser is not for drinking! It is only to be used for washing and general water use.

If you need drinking water then hire out one of our 250 gallon towable drinking water bowsers.

Need bulk water?

We can supply you with a 10,000 litre water bowser if you need a bulk supply of water. We can also arrange a scheduled water refill. Our 10,000 water bowser now have an easy to fill inlet pipe that allows our Driver to fill the bowser without having to open the hatch that is located on top of the Water bowser.

10000 Water Bowser

We can also supply fresh water up to 6,000 gallons.

All our bowsers have an on/off tap that will stop and release the flow of water. This is okay if you don’t need it to flow like a tap at home.  If you need fast flowing water then you could also add an on-demand water pump.

For all the information or advice please call Tardis on our Freephone number 0800 731 0589. Or visit our website and see what other services we can provide you.

Septic Tankers types

Tardis have 3 different types on septic tankers for Septic tank Emptying

Did you know that Tardis Environmental have three different types of Septic tankers.

First Vacuum Tanker is our normal wet waste tanker. This is great for septic tank emptying and cesspool/cesspit emptying.  Tardis have different sized wet waste tankers ranging from our 18 ton to our massive 44 ton vacuum tanker.

Septic tank emptying

Next we have our wash down tanker. These can do all the same things as our wet waste tankers but with the added benefit of being able to carry clean and fresh water that is kept separate from the contaminated water. The clean water can be used to wash down a septic tank after a septic tank emptying service has been performed or can be used to deliver clean water, which can be used to perform a welfare service.

Septic tank EmptyingWe have other tankers like our low vol jet vac tanker and our high vol jet vac tanker. These are the best for cleaning pump station and unblocking drains.Last we have the pressure washer tanker. This again can do all of the above but with the added power of a jetting lance. This can be used to clean light debris from a pumping station or clean a gully and grease trap.

Gully Sucking

For more information on what services we can provide you like septic tank emptying or drain unblocking, call our friendly hire desk team who have all the knowledge and advice to ensure you have the correct tanker for the job.

Vacuum Tanker