Friday, 26 September 2014

Saving Water For Preva

Tilia Properties is always pleased to work on environmentally friendly projects, such as one of the latest in which we’ve been involved – a water recycling plant for Preva Produce at Snetterton.

The Tilia team carried out all necessary excavations, extensive groundwork, installation and connections and worked hard to create a bespoke water storage tank to meet exacting specifications.

Shaun Caterall, Contracts Manager for Tilia, was instrumental in the design of the water storage tank, which was not readily available, as it had to be made to a specific size to meet the requirements of the treatment plant manufacturers. It was constructed using concrete rings, which then needed a fibreglass lining to ensure that it was completely watertight and therefore fit for purpose.

Following all Tilia’s hard work, the recycling plant company’s expert team provided and efficiently assembled the water recycling plant – in just three days!

Installation of the recycling unit is set to reduce Preva’s water bills by some £60k a year! The plant completely cleans and recycles the water used by the company to wash potatoes, enabling it to be completely reused. The system is efficient enough to remove all vegetable matter, soil deposits, chemicals and insecticides, returning the water to specified standards. In addition to this, the soil deposits removed are compacted and used as top-grade soil. Only 5% of water is likely to be lost per year through evaporation.

Another local firm known to Tilia, L&G Engineering, are now fabricating a service bridge to connect electricity, compressed air, water and waste water from the main building to the new plant. The gantry will be approximately 6 metres high and is expected to be delivered and installed at the Preva site in early September.

This has been an interesting and, at times, challenging project, in which we have been delighted to be involved.

Are you looking to expand your business premises? Then contact Tilia today.
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