Water Saving Week 2022

27 May

May 23rd marked the start of Water Saving Week. The week is hosted by waterwise – an independent, not-for-profit UK NGO focused on reducing water consumption in the UK. Their vision is that water will be used wisely, every day, everywhere.

In light of raising awareness of this important week, TPA have offered some insight into one of the ways in which they reduce water usage across both their Worksop & Lesmahagow depots. TPA take pride in the condition of their kit, one of the many reasons' kit is thoroughly washed upon return to depot.

With this in mind, TPA thought up an innovative way to harvest rainwater via the workshop roof. The process is a simple as the following 3 steps:

  • Rainwater naturally falls onto the workshop roof
  • The water is then guided through a combination of pipes into storage tanks on the ground
  • Once collected, the water travels via underground pipework to the wash facilities

When discussing the rainwater harvesting system utilised at TPA, Jason Roberts (Operations Manager) said:

“The ability to harvest rainwater and reduce our water-usage is a great advantage for both our business & the environment.”

The tanks gathering the water hold 20,000 litres each, with 3 of them featuring at the Worksop depot. This simple, yet effective, concept is assisted by a mains water feed. The tanks are used every day, so don’t be surprised if you catch the team at TPA completing their daily “rain dance” around the workshop.

Looking to the future, TPA have recently invested in a new wash unit. The system will do the following:

  • Recycle all water used in the process
  • Stop contaminated water being released down the drain and
  • Save up to 1.3 million litres of water annually (compared to traditional methods)

For more information on water saving week, what you can do to make a difference and the themes of the week for 2022, please visit the Waterwise website