Yorkshire Water supplies water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region.
Yorkshire Water is one of Yorkshire’s largest businesses. The Company supplies around 1.24Bn litres of drinking water each day. This involves collecting, treating and distributing clean drinking water, as well as collecting, treating and disposing of around 1Bn litres of treated waste water back into the environment.
Ensuring clean, safe drinking water for customers requires rigorous testing. Yorkshire Water has employed ALS Environmental as their analytical services partner since 2010.
From a purpose-built laboratory in Wakefield ALS Environmental provides accurate and quality assured results that are UKAS , Mcerts and DWTS accredited.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
Key Account Management
A dedicated key account manager provides full time support to the analytical contract. This allows ALS Environmental to keep Yorkshire Water abreast of any developing situations that may be of special interest. The key account manager provides KPI data to both parties and is in place to deliver the seamless running of a major utility contract.
ALS Environmental provide a refrigerated collection service for all clients, including the Yorkshire Water project. All of their vans are tracked, traced and monitored to allow ALS staff to advise on approximate sample collection times and collection conditions. The monitoring of the temperature provides an extra re-assurance that the samples have been analysed within the “Guidance on Deviating Samples” directive laid down by the European Union.
To deliver a market leading service requires continual technical development of their methods, equipment and IT services. ALS Environmental recently developed new methods for Haloacetic Acid, Microcystin and Pesticides to deliver an ever improving analytical services to Yorkshire Water as one of the key suppliers.
In instances where a sample falls outside of acceptable limits or operational incidents, ALS Environmental provide an emergency response service to help Yorkshire Water protect Public Health and maintain a safe and consumable supply. The emergency laboratory response backs up evening and weekend sampling with fast-track analysis, thus allowing Yorkshire Water to make rapid, informed decisions.