Watermen United Utilities MGF

BBC 2 Watermen: A Dirty Business

The MGF team have been tuning in to BBC 2 each week to follow the ‘Watermen: a dirty business’ a series of six hour-long programmes, featuring employees from United Utilities as they work to keep the taps flowing and toilets flushing for their 7 million customers across the North West.

As the programmes have all demonstrated, getting clean water can be a dirty business and people only notice when something goes wrong. MGF have been providing highly reactive and responsive excavation support equipment hire and temporary works design to the utilities market for over three decades and United Utilities are one of our long standing clients.

Two men in protective clothing standing in front of a water utility plant smiling at the camera

Supporting our customers to create safe working environments

Our Technical Sales Representatives from our longest running Astley Hire Depot have been watching with some interest. In between spotting sections of distinctive red excavation support systems they  have been recalling each of the unique solutions that were delivered for the reactive temporary works for a range of projects highlighted during the six episodes.

Anthony Birchall, Regional Sales Manager commented “MGF have supplied a number of excavation shoring systems to support various excavations in different applications on United Utilities contracts throughout the Northwest, featured on the watermen programme. These include a pipe repair excavation in Manchester for Amey on the reactive maintenance contract, a Pig Launch pit excavation for Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions on the Montrey to Prescott WTW cleaning contract and the high profile Haweswater Aqueduct  outage contract for Land  and Marine, were we supplied a system to support the access pits to allow them to install the inspection vehicles”

The series concluded on Monday 16th May 2014.