SPECIALIST water company Landmark Environmental has won pilot contracts to supply water to two North West hospital trusts through its advanced borehole drilling system.
The initial Myerscough-based company’s projects are now underway to provide on-site water supplies to Royal Preston Hospital and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust a, part of the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
The ground-extraction system provides water supplies at least 80 per cent – or in some cases even up to 95 per cent – cheaper than the conventional methods via the UK’s leading utility companies.
Landmark Environmental’s sister company Urban Water has also launched a new system which will revolutionise inner city water supply – by drilling into the bedrock underneath office buildings and apartment blocks through the floor of their underground car parks.
It has already been in advanced negotiations with a major High Street bank over installing the system in one of its main sites, with a view to rolling it out to its other city centre buildings across the UK.
Managing director Steven Miles said: “Using a bore hole or utilising natural springs can drastically reduce reliability on utility companies and protect businesses and organisations from the rising costs of water.
“It also reduces a company’s carbon footprint because it is providing the hospitals with their own natural water supply.”
Work on drilling pilot wells as part of Landmark’s latest two contracts has already begun as hospital bosses look for ways to reduce water costs and carbon footprint.
The wells reach the underground reservoir or ‘aquifer’ water, which lies under many parts of the UK’s major towns and cities.
It is then pumped to the surface, where it is treated and delivered to storage.
Landmark Environmental, based at the Rural Business Centre, Myerscough, is highly-experienced in working with businesses and organisations to help them improve their environmental performance and corporate social responsibility.
It specialises in water quality and efficiency strategies, rainwater harvesting and ground water abstraction.
Its clients also include Royal Bank of Scotland, BAE Systems, Booths and United Biscuits, as well as Lancashire Constabulary and Blackpool Council.
Urban Water uses revolutionary equipment which takes up the equivalent of two car parking spaces and pumps water and which can be the same quality as bottled mineral water.