With the privatisation of water in Britain, theft of water has become a criminal offence. Several production companies have faced prosecution for illegal use of water. For this reason, all water used by H. A. & C. Rowley Ltd. is drawn through a standpipe licensed for the area in which we are working. Our crew members also undertake the Calmer Networks training course for proper hydrant use.
This water is regulated and therefore ‘potable’ which means artists and crew in contact with it will be safe from biohazards like Weil’s Disease and sewage, a major risk if water is illegally drawn from rivers and streams, etc.
We are very keen on adhering to water legislation. Furthermore, our water rigs are designed to be as economical with water use as possible. We appreciate clean water should not be wasted unnecessarily.