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

Why do we need a Septic tank empty?

Septic Tank Info

Septic Tank Emptying

The most important thing in a septic tanks life is having a regular septic tank emptying service. Why is this so important for a septic tank? Having your tank emptied at least once a year will mean your tank should not overflow under normal use. If you find that you are having your septic tank emptied on a more frequent basis then there could be a problem.

Problems that could occur with a septic tank!

There are so many things that could go wrong if you don’t have a scheduled empty. So what could cause your septic tank to overflow? First of check the size of the septic tank, if you have a 3 man tank and you have 5 people living at your address then you are over using the tank. If you have checked the size and found that you have the right size tank then it’s time to call Tardis who will empty your septic tank and if requested give a wash down.

How can you prolong the life of your tank?

There are a number of ways in which to help prolong the life of your sewage tank. First of don’t pour antibacterial chemicals down your kitchen sink as the antibacterial liquid could kill all the friendly bacteria that sits at the bottom of your tank that digests all the sludge, killing this bacteria will mean a build-up in sludge which could clog your drain pipes and could lead to having them need a high pressure jetting service to remove the blockage.  Other things to look out for tree roots breaking in through the side of the tank, if dealt with early the tank will more likely be fixed instead of having a completely new one installed.

So remember always have your septic tank emptied on a regular basis and don’t put too much antibacterial down your kitchen.

Need more information on septic tank emptying call our highly trained hire staff today for more information. Call 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

 

 

Mains Portable Toilet

Information on Mains Portable Toilet

The Mains Portable toilet is great anywhere like a construction site or even at a domestic property.  You can even have hot running water from the sink inside the portable toilet via an electrical point.

So what are the standard features of a Mains Portable Toilet?

  • Hidden cistern with integrated soap tray
  • 15ml cold/fresh water connection and 100ml waste pipe connection
  • Full plastic floor
  • Simple maintenance and cleaning
  • Porcelain WC bowl
  • Porcelain Toilet

If you have already hired or in the process of hiring some Mains portable toilets then  here are some benefits to  having a mains toilet over the normal portable loos.

  • Hot water units with 3 kW infrared water heaters
  • Motion sensor for 20 seconds of water flow
  • 16 A power sockets fitted to cabin exterior
  • Waterproof fuse box
  • Waterproof switch
  • Built-in light

The hot water upgrade will require a 240 volt and 16 amp supply.

Don’t worry if you do not have a mains sewage pipe but still want to be able to have a hot water supply then you can hire out the hot wash portable toilet. The Hot wash will still need a power supply. All or portable toilets, urinals and showers have a spec sheet that can be downloaded from the website in the portable toilet section.

For enquires about or portable toilet hire service please call our Freephone number 0800 731 0589.

Septic tanks and Tankers

Septic tank and the types of waste a Vacuum tanker can take!

When you have a full waste tank or septic tank you will need to have a septic tank emptying service or waste removal service. Septic tanks normally have sewage or waste water inside them with minimal debris. This waste can be collected by a vacuum tanker, which is only designed to handle wet waste with minimum debris.

If you find that waste tank you have has more solid to liquid then you will need what is called a disab tanker. These tankers are specially designed to be able to handle dry waste, with their greater suction ability. They are also known as liquid ring tankers.

Septic Tank Emptying

How do you know if you need a vacuum tanker or a disab tanker?

First thing is to check the waste that is located within the septic tank. If there is a lot of liquid and it moves round like normal water, then you will probably need a normal vacuum tanker. If you find that the waste within the septic tank is very dry and solid (like wet sand) then you will probably need a disab tanker.  It is important to try and establish this before you ask for a normal septic tank emptying service as you will get charged for the wrong tanker.

You can get tanks that help separate the water from the solid debris into different layers. These are normally called silt tanks. They work by allowing the grit and sand to settle at the bottom of the tank which then allows the water to sit on top for easy suction and emptying.

If you are still not sure about the septic tank waste then you can request a call out service, this is where we will send out our experts who will check the waste and will be able to give you an accurate estimate on what tanker you will need to perform the service.

Tardis Environmental can provide both services nationwide. Call today and speak to our highly trained hire desk team who will help you get the right service for you.

Portable toilets queue saving tip

Don’t have massive queues for the Event Portable Toilets

When you have an event the last thing you want are your customers spending too much time queuing up to use the portable toilets. If your customers are spending more time queuing to use the portable toilets than enjoying the event or festival, then your customers will not have great time at your event or festival.

Urinal 6 Bay

So what solutions are there!

First you could hire out more toilets to accommodate the increase in customers. Secondly you could hire out some portable urinals. You can have portable urinals come in 4 or 6 bay styles. This will dramatically decrease the queuing times and help keep your customers happy.

If you are serving alcohol then it would be wise to add more portable toilets as the need will be greater.

If the percentage of women in attendance increases, increase the number of units by that percentage. If you still get people queuing to use the toilets the recommended maximum acceptable waiting line is 10 people.

If you need help organising event sanitation then give our highly informed hire desk team a call, who can answer your questions and help advice you on the correct number of portable toilets you will need for your event or festival. Freephone 0800 731 0589.

Portable Toilet given to church

Tardis Helps with Portable Toilet

Tardis Environmental helps local church with whacky idea. We were asked by St Philip’s Church for a Portable toilet shell to help them with their building site feature.  So we gave them one of our orange portable toilet shells which was to be used as the main feature. Community Transformation Manager at St Philip’s Church said “it was really amusing to some of the faces of people on Sunday wondering what the Orange Portable Toilet shell was doing in the hall”

St Philips Church is now thinking of other ways in which they can use the portable toilet shell. I think one idea is that they are going to use it as a gunge tank with some alterations.

Did you know that not only do we help here in the UK but we also help in getting drinkable water to those less fortunate then us? We are now proud sponsors of water aid giving them a donation every month to help children and family’s get clean and drinkable water.

Call Tardis today for all your portable toilet needs. Our staff are highly trained and have all the knowledge to get you the best service.

Septic Tank Depth Greater than 6 Metres?

Normal Septic Tanks

The average domestic Septic tank has a depth no more than 5-6 meters, which can be emptied by a normal vacuum tanker. Even larger commercial septic tanks that can hold up to 15,000 gallons of sewage have a depth between 5-6 meters.

Septic Tank with depth greater than 6 metres!

If you have a waste tank that can hold waste water and has a depth greater than 5-6 meters. You will need a liquid Ring Tanker that can suck to depth of 30 meters – material dependant. These tankers are great if you need waste water to be sucked up from a depth greater than 6 meters.

No matter what wet waste you have whether it is domestic or commercial Tardis Environmental tanker fleet will get the job done.

If you need more information on liquid ring tankers give our hire desk a call for all the information you need.

Portable Toilet Hire

Don’t Just Hire Portable Toilets for an Event!

When you have a large event you will need Portable Event Toilets. How many you need is depending on many factors like will there be alcohol served and how long is the festival or event. The Longer the festival is, the more Portable toilets you will need. Normally you will need to add around 15% of the amount of Toilets you will need if alcohol is being served.

What other options are there?

The last thing you want is your customers to do is queue and wait to use the Portable toilets
you have provided them. The maximum acceptable waiting line is around 10 people. To help minimise this and keep your event flowing. I would recommend hiring out some portable urinals.

Single 4 bay white

This will help cut queues down. You can have portable Urinals come in either 4 bay or 6 bay portable urinal. They have a large waste tank and can also come with a Tardis screen.

Portable Urinal

If you need more advice on our portable toilets and how we can help you organise how many toilets you will need then please give Tardis a Call on 0800 731 0589.

H2O Bulk Water Tank in high demand

Bulk Water Storage

Our H2O Tanks are on constant hire. We have had to get another 4000 gallon H2O bulk water tank to keep up with demand.

Bulk Water

What can a H20 Bulk Water Storage tank do for your company? If you have a large welfare unit and have no means of a main water supply then our H2O tanker is ideal. You can also use the H2O Bulk Water tank to perform services like a soakaway test.

Our Bulk water tank can come in all different sizes. Our two biggest Bulk water storage tankers are our 6000 Gallon tanker and the 4000 gallon H2O towable Bulk water storage tanker. Each Tank can be fitted with one of our on-demand pumps that could either be Electric or petrol.

We can also provide water bowsers that are either static or towable. Our biggest bowser is 10,000 litres.

If our bowsers are still to big then you could hire out one of our 1000 litre IBC Water Container. These come with a Gravity feed tap.

IBC Container

All our drivers will have EUSR water Hygiene Training.

All our water is clean and fresh but not suitable for drinking. We do have a towable drinking bowser.

For more information on our services please call our friendly hire desk on 0800 731 0589