Water Hygiene Solutions Ltd were chosen as main disinfection contractor for the temporary water infrastructure of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
With over 60 venues covering both competition and non-competition areas it was a mammoth task. This was made even more difficult due to the lack of a mains water supply in the majority of the areas meaning that water for disinfection required tankers attending site.
With tight security and many hard to access areas, especially with large articulated tankers, it was often a race against time to get things done on time. Some sites, such as pedestrian access areas had small amounts of pipework but were hard to access whilst large sites such as Eton Dorney had large distribution networks running to over 5000 m of large diameter 90 mm pipework.
With event work such as this the disinfection is one of the last processes to be performed and is often delayed due to build issues and delays from other contractors having a knock on effect. However, due to the timed nature of the work it is essential that work is completed on time in order that venues can be opened on time. This means that often dis infections are occurring in a just in time manner and it is vital therefore that they are right first time.
Water Hygiene Solutions Ltd provided a first rate service and completed all required chlorination work (and a reasonable amount of additional work for other parties) on time and well within budget to allow a this historic and memorable event to take place without issues.
John Boyd BSc (Hons) C.WEM MCIWEM
Civil Engineer Water and Wastewater Team (Technical)
London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd
One Churchill Place
Bert van Horck
MTD (UK & Ireland) Ltd
Unit 1 Thames Road Industrial Estate
London E16 2EZ