At Challenger Site Services we naturally go through thousands of litres of water per day, the majority of which is required in a 1 hour window each afternoon. Getting a vast amount of water in such a short period of time directly from a regular mains tap is pretty much impossible.
Our solution to combat this challenge was to temporarily store water from the mains tap throughout the night and day. Then, when required, using a water pump, distribute the supply from amongst our fleet of vehicles.
IBC’s have been our choice for water storage for many years now; however after recent findings we have decided that they are not the most ideal solution. After lengthy investigations, discussions with customers and suppliers and through helpful assistance from the HSE we have decided to move away from the IBC. We’ve found that the translucent material of the IBC allows for a build-up of algae on the inside of the tank when exposed to direct sunlight. This problem is intensified during the summer months.
As a result, earlier this year we decided to make a radical change, we replaced all our IBC‘s in the depot with a huge 10,000L water storage tank. The tank itself is WRAS approved, this signifies a conformance mark demonstrating the tank complies with the high standards implemented by the Water Regulations 1999 and can actually be utilised for storing drinking water. Whilst we clearly state the water we provide to our customers is not drinking water, by using this tank, the message to our customers is that our water is as clean as it possibly can be when it is delivered to site.
As part of our operational tasks we also undertake multiple tests on our stored water. Tests are carried out both internally and externally by a competent contractor. They include testing for Legionella, Coliform, E.coli and TACC (General Bacteria). We have a strict water quality control policy and use Chlorine Dioxide tablets to treat any affected water to ensure it is correctly disinfected and cleaned.
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