Water Supplies for the
Construction Industry

Our team members have been providing temporary water supplies to construction sites and civil engineering projects for many years. The range of uses for clean water supplies includes the following:

Water for Remediation

Liquiline has a range of high volume water storage tanks which can be deployed to any site. These are either plumbed directly into the onsite mains supply where they are used as a buffer store (in situations where the mains water supply cannot keep up with demand), or are filled using our fleet of water tankers. The water tank is then connected to a water pump, suitable to fill the site remediation equipment at the required flow rate.

Water for Soak Away / Percolation Testing

Depending on the size and duration of the job, we are able to provide tanks in situations where small amounts of water are required over a number of days, or we supply water tankers or bowsers to site to provide a bulk water supply,.

Temporary Water Supply

Temporary water supplies are needed where there are no, or insufficient mains water supplies at the outset of work on a site. In such circumstances we build temporary, above ground networks of water storage tanks, water pumps and pipework. This infrastructure is then quickly removed when the developer services team of the local water utility provides a permanent mains water supply to the site.

Alternative Water Supplies

In remote areas, where a mains water supply will not become available at any time during a medium to long term construction process Liquiline is able to install a semi-permanent mains water supply, similar to the service described above, but with heavier duty equipment, designed to be used on site for indefinite periods.

Water for Welfare

Welfare water is incredibly important to any construction site. If your employees or sub contractors can get a drink or flush a toilet, you have to send them home. If you have a mains water supply, we will disinfect your welfare cabins for you, ensuring the quality of water at the point of delivery. We install water tanks to act as buffer stores to ensure the peak water demand is met. Where the is no existing supply we can supply your site, as described in Temporary Water Supply and Alternative Water Supply above. There are guidance notes available for the construction industry in the form of HSG18 (rev.1) and HSG 46.

Water for Wheel Washing

Mud on the road is a menace! There are more and more instances of wheel washing units being used on UK building sites in an effort to combat the problem. Liquiline is pleased to work with many of the companies supplying this equipment across the country. We supply site water tanks (which feed the wash units) where needed, and then make a regular water delivery to top up the water throughout the job.

Water for Dust Suppression

Dust suppression is most often carried out using a high-pressure water mist which when sprayed into the air in an affected area will knock down the airborne particles of dust to the ground. Spraying water mist at high pressure ensures the droplets are very small, which in turn means that the water mist will mostly evaporate before it hits the ground. This prevents the formation of puddles. We are able to provide a water supply, via a water storage tank to refill an existing dust suppression unit, or we can supply a water bowser equipped with a dust suppression pump unit. It is essential to use a clean, quality assured water supply when atomising the water, as there is a risk of such diseases as Legionella should the droplets be inhaled. Please take a look at our dust suppression page.

Water for Ballast

Water provides an easy, low cost solution to many problems. Over the years we have supplied our UK water tanker fleet to pump a supply of water directly into underground storage tanks, so that they could be back filled with concrete, we have also delivered water to a remote site where a new footbridge had been built over a river. The bridge needed stress testing, but how on earth do you get the usual 1 ton concrete blocks to site across that terrain to carry the work out? Simple… you arrive with a 4x4 carrying a number of 1000 litre water pillow tanks. Spread the tanks evenly over the surface of the bridge, and slowly fill them with water, delivered by another 4x4 with a water bowser. The engineers were able to calculate the loading precisely. Problem solved.

Water for Concrete Mixing

The mixing of concrete requires a clean water supply. The use of dirty, contaminated water supplies can seriously affect the quality and structure of concrete, causing it to decay prematurely.

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Our water supply service provides clean water solutions to main contractors and subcontractors throughout the UK.

From a single small water tank, or water bowser, through to bespoke design and build water systems, comprising large volume water storage tanks, inline chlorination units and high pressure water pumps, Liquiline has an unmatched range of water supply equipment to service your every water supply need.