New winter maintenance contract
26th November, 2015
At Ice Watch, we’re committed to protecting UK businesses, big and small, from extreme winter weather. As the weather starts to turn colder, we’re thrilled to announce that we have secured a two-year contract to carry out gritting and snow clearing services for Yorkshire Water, who supply the region with 1.24 billion litres of drinking water a day.
The £500,000 deal will ensure Ice Watch keeps over 120 of Yorkshire Water’s top operational sites and 2,000 occasional sites across the region free of snow and ice so that essential operational work can continue throughout winter. In addition to carrying out vital winter maintenance work on Yorkshire Water’s key water treatment works, reservoirs and pumping stations, we will also ensure that all administrative offices and call centres are kept free of ice and snow to ensure business continuity.
As part of the contract, Ice Watch’s team of expert meteorologists trained by the Met Office will monitor weather patterns and provide Yorkshire Water with accurate forecasts. The deal will also create 32 seasonal maintenance jobs in Yorkshire.
Andrew Henry, Business Manager of Ice Watch, said:
“We are delighted to have been selected by Yorkshire Water as their winter maintenance partner. Yorkshire Water presented their unique requirement, which has many challenges – not least the vast area that is covered and the diverse topography of the region – all of which will mean careful and intelligent forecasting from Ice Watch to ensure business continuity.”
Michelle Lovewell, Emergency Planning Technician at Yorkshire Water, said:
“This new contract will create local jobs and ensure that we are prepared in case of extreme winter weather. We have a lot of infrastructure located in isolated parts of the region that are prone to bad weather so this will ensure we can continue to access them and carry out our vital day-to-day operations.”
At Ice Watch, we couldn’t be more pleased to be working with Yorkshire Water. With some early forecasts predicting this winter could be especially harsh due to the El Nino phenomenon, we’re taking winter maintenance seriously and we are well prepared for keeping both Yorkshire Water and your business running in even the most severe conditions.