Emergency Water Supply

Emergency Water Supply

Bad weather in early 2018 saw a lot of people and businesses without water supplies.

In fact, in one working day, we found ourselves supplying large quantities of quality assured drinking water into three completely different situations. Happy to say we coped.

A London clinic, a meat processing factory in Derbyshire and supplying emergency water to an estate in Enfield, Middlesex, where people had been without water for eight days due to a burst water main.

All these situations involved tankers, the Enfield scenario also required two static water tanks also provided by Tardis H2O to store the drinking water.

Like the tanker which delivered the water, the vessels were pre-treated to ensure they were scrupulously clean and therefore fit to store drinking water.

Other emergency situations may cause for a different storage method, such as a towable bowser and of course the instant standby for drinking water, is the deployment of bottled water by the pallet.

Tardis H2O steps up to the plate in emergency situations. We’ve the tanker fleet, the trained personnel and the expertise to deploy water and storage solutions where it’s needed quickly.

As we mentioned above. Where drinking water is concerned, tankers and storage vessels are pre treated and hoses and fittings used to convey water are WRAS approved.

Drivers are EUSR trained.


Tanker deliveries can be up to 30,000 litres per load.

Ideal Vessels For Emergency Water Storage:

All of the above water vessels can be prepared for the storage of clean water or quality assured drinking water. Your requirement will depend on the waters intended use.

When supplying a temporary drinking water supply, it is the responsibility of the site manager to ensure the continued quality and its fitness for purpose, this means water testing every 24 hours or until the water is replenished.

  • Bottled water by the pallet is often the simplest and fastest option in an emergency situation where drinking water is required. We’d recommend you consider bottled water within your contingency plan, especially when supplying water for welfare. Bottle sizes ranging from 330ml up to 1.5 litres are in stock ready for deployment.
This is a classic case of how we meet emergency water supply needs. Following freezing weather conditions across the UK, many water mains burst and supply was cut off to consumers and business alikes. In this case, we supplied quality assured drinking water to a housing estate in North London.