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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tardis Environmental has just purchased 3 new 30,000 litre water tanker trailers ready for hire. We have had high demand for bulk water storage and supply. As soon as we got our tanker trailers in they were out within days supplying and delivering 30,000 litres of fresh water. We have also got one of them on a permanent hire as the client needs a bulk supply of water and has no means of getting a mains water supply.
We don’t just have 30,000 litre tanker trailers that can deliver a bulk supply of water. If 30,000 litres of water is too much, but you are in need of a large supply of bulk water then our new 18,000 litre water tank will be ideal if you just want 18,000 litres of fresh water.
The water tank can also be Lifted off the trailer to help conserve some space.
If tanker trailers are still too large for your need then we can supply water bowsers from 1,000 litres, 2,400 litres, 5,500 litres and 10,000 litres of fresh water.
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
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.
If you are working at a construction site and there is no mains water, then the next best thing is a supply on bulk water. Bulk water can either can as a large 6,000 gallon water tank or a 4,000 galloon trailered ISO water tank. These are mainly for someone who has machines that need a lot of water like a hydro demolition company or if you have a large welfare unit that needs a lot of water. If you think you going to need an ISO water tank for a constant bulk water supply then a static ISO Tank would be a better choice for you.
Bulk water tanks are not the only solution. You could hire a water bowser which is smaller and easier to find a place for. There are a few types of water bowsers that you need to keep in mind. First of you can have the massive 10,000 litre water bowser if the 4,000 gallon ISO Water tankis too big.
Then we have our 2,000 litre static and towable water bowsers.
The static water bowser is much like the large water bowser where it will stay in one place. The towable water is highly mobile with its off road tyres. The towable bowser is placed on a trailer which can then be hooked up to a tow bar and transported to another location with ease.
All our ISO bulk water tanks and our water bowsers can also come with an electric on demand water pump for a better flow of water. Petrol water pumps are also available.
For any more information on any of our services please call 0800 731 0589
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that by harvesting rain water you could save up to 50% on the consumption of your household.
How does rain water harvesting work?
Well, it’s very simple… your rain harvesting system takes rainwater from the guttering system of your property, this should be a sealed connection to avoid any debris from entering the rain harvesting tank, the rain water will then pass through a filter system to remove debris from the gutter. Your rain harvester should be located underground and surrounded by concrete. If your system is not protected by concrete then it could cave in or have a root break through the tank. This also happens to septic tanks if not correctly installed.
Rainwater is stored in the tank until you have need of it, there will be a control unit inside your house that will control the water from the harvesting tank. The control unit will be connected to the mains and has sensors inside which will tell whether there is water inside the tank and will choose to use the rainwater if there is enough or switch to mains water supply, this is great for those low rain fall months.
What can I use the rainwater for?
Rainwater can be used for dish washers, washing machines, watering your garden and washing your car.
Need help or information on how we can help you harvest rain water.