Reducing water use on construction sites

Climate change is contributing to water supply challenges all over the world.

More erratic rainfall patterns are resulting in more droughts and more floods. And water supply is only set to become more challenging as the world continues to heat up. The Environmental Agency warns that water shortages will be twice as likely within 25 years – unless we all reduce the amount of water we use.

Water usage also has a much larger carbon footprint than you’d expect. The energy used to treat and pump water accounts for 6 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions in the UK ( At Home With Water (2013) – Waterwise). Water use is directly related to greenhouse gas emissions in many cases.

Construction sector water reduction:

As one of the most polluting sectors, the construction industry has a huge environmental responsibility to reduce emissions and water usage.

For many construction sites, the use of a wheel wash is a compliance requirement. So how do you choose a wheel wash that is going to help reduce water usage?

Wheelwash has many products in our range and we are constantly evolving our portfolio to make our solutions greener, cleaner and more efficient.
Here are three ways we can help your site to reduce water usage:

1. Waterless wheel cleaning:

No hoses, no pump, no water tank. Ecoramp uses no power and no water. In 5-6 slow wheel rotations, the motion flexes open tyre treads letting the dirt fall straight to the ground.


2. Rainwater harvesting:

Our Ecobath won an innovation prize when we first launched it in 1990. The design is even more popular today. Ecobath cleans wheels using water that is reused over and over again. Water is then topped up when it rains or can be replenished from an onsite water reservoir.


3. Reuse water:

For heavily soiled vehicles on busy construction sites, our Ecowash range incorporates water recycling into the design of the wheel wash system. Powerful jets spray vehicle wheels. The dirty water falls through the grates. Water is pumped through to the settlement tanks, the mud is collected, and water is recycled to be used again and again.
By recycling water, the Ecowash can recycle more than 46,000 litres of fresh water. That’s around the same amount of water the average household uses in an entire year.

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Why Wheelwash

Our wheel wash systems are environmentally-friendly, cost-effective and reliable. We plan and design your system using the best available solution for your unique requirements.
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