Water for Construction: Water Tanks Vs Bulk Water Delivery

Trailer Engineering | 11th May 2022

Water for Construction

Water availability and water delivery play a crucial role in the effective management of many sectors.

Indeed, when it comes to water usage, the British mindset often considers the impact of water for agriculture, especially because water is indispensable to the maintenance of crops, livestock, and agriculture activities. According to the OECD, water supply for agriculture needs, such as irrigation, accounts for almost 70% of water use around the world. Therefore, it makes sense to create effective water delivery solutions to prevent depleting supplies.

Managing water sustainability is indispensable to maintaining water supply for agriculture and also for other sectors. Indeed, a sector such as construction relies extensively on effective and sustainable water delivery through the majority of operations and activities. It makes sense that water supply for construction should also focus on reducing waste to promote long term sustainability. Therefore, for construction businesses considering their environmental impact, Trailer Engineering provides a brief guideline on the best approach to water for construction.

Why Water Is Important in Construction

As Water UK explains in its 2017 industry guidance for water management in the construction sector, "the water industry maintains a large volume of infrastructures and invests a lot of time and resources in maintaining assets and infrastructure to ensure that customers receive a plentiful supply of clean drinking water." Indeed, one of the objectives of a construction project is to provide clean and safe water delivery.

However, it is important to note that water supply in construction is not only an end goal. It is also a crucial factor in the safety and effectiveness of many procedures. The construction sector has a role in managing water use during the manufacturing phase. Water is used throughout the construction cycle, ranging from the extractor of raw materials to the last phases of the construction. Additionally, it is a resource that is also instrumental to the demolition phase.

Indeed, water for construction can act as:

  • a cleaning agent
  • a lubricant for materials and machinery
  • a solvent
  • a sealant
  • an air pollution control medium (dust elimination)

Consequently, it makes sense for the sector to establish an appropriate water supply construction strategy. Indeed, as water infrastructures may not exist on the building site, construction businesses must consider water delivery solutions.

It is worth mentioning that depending on the specific water usage, water quality requirements may differ greatly from what individuals expect for everyday consumption. Water for construction is not always designed for consumption.

How To Deliver Water for Construction

The first and most important question the construction sector needs to address is not how much water is needed but how to get water supply on the construction site.

Utilise Towable Water Tanks

Fuel Bowsers

An example of a Trailer Engineering Towable Water Tank

A towable water tank is a water trailer or water bowser. What is a water bowser? The answer is simple: Water bowsers are designed for transportation. They enable the construction business to arrange to transport water tanks of 500L up to 30,000L.

What is a water bowser for? Water bowsers serve different purposes. They are often used to transport water tanks of drinking water to remote or welfare sites. In the construction sector, they can also bring water used for decorative and gardening finishing, such as flower water, pressure washing, dust suppression, etc. Due to their size, they can be transported to the site and collected once ready.
Empty water bowsers can also be used for wastewater collection to reduce the impact on the environment.

Bulk Water Delivery

On the other hand, bulk water delivery is not necessarily designed for transportation. Bulk water delivery typically focuses on water storage requirements, which is why many sites prefer water cubes or large static water tanks.

When introducing landscaping features, bulk water delivery on construction sites can prevent excessive water consumption. Additionally, services such as potential buyers' or shareholders' visits to the construction site may require access to drinking water, which can be managed through bulk water delivery in the absence of established water infrastructures.

It is fair to note that water bowers can be highly versatile, as they can act as transportable water tanks, fitting with the specific construction requirements. When it comes to arranging water for construction, we strongly recommend sorting and transporting water delivery through water bowsers. As tank sizes vary greatly, construction sites can safely target the required volume and release the water in a controlled manner to serve their purposes.
For construction businesses concerned about managing water supply sustainability and reducing the impact on the environment without depleting water supply for agriculture, the versatile and flexible water bowsers bring an adequate and effective solution.

Leaning Towards Water Tanks? Read Our Guide and Uncover the Benefits of Using Trailer Engineering's Water Tanks

Check out our complete, detailed guide to uncover the benefits of using our water bowsers by clicking here or by getting in touch with a member of our friendly team today at +44(0)1384 564765 , by emailing sales@trailereng.com or by using our quick and simple contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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