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Considerations For A Water Treatment Plant

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18th August 2020

The size and location of a water treatment plant is often determined by a few different factors – the size of the area that is being serviced, where there is space, and where is best logistically to place it, for example. For many people, these factors will stay reasonably constant, but for many others, they can change dramatically.

It might be that an area grows or, indeed, shrinks, that you want to move your water treatment plant’s location to accommodate something else, or you are changing your water treatment system entirely. All of these changes mean that you will almost certainly need to have a different structure that houses your plant, and this need for flexibility is why housing it in a shipping container is the ideal solution.

There is also a chance that you might need a temporary water treatment plant; maybe you have an emergency breakdown or are putting on a festival, for example. Having a mobile – and temporary – water treatment plant might be just the solution.

The Benefits of a Shipping Container

Whatever the reason why you are looking for a mobile storage solution for your water treatment plant, using a converted shipping container is an excellent option. Shipping containers have been specifically designed to be robust, as well as mobile and easy to move around.

When you are considering how to convert a regular shipping container into a mobile water treatment plant, there are several aspects that you can look into. These changes can all be made before the shipping container is even delivered to the site, meaning that you can start using it as soon as it arrives, and, of course, literally, pick it up and move it whenever you need to, wherever you need to.

A Self-Contained Storage Solution

Shipping containers are made to transport goods around the world. They, therefore, are ideal for keeping everything together, protecting its contents through its sturdy and secure composition, and can be easily moved around.

Shipping – or storage – containers are, consequently, an excellent solution for storing your water treatment plant.

Security is Paramount

There are many reasons why you might need to ensure that your water treatment plant can be securely protected. This can especially be an issue if you are expecting to have to move it at times. Maybe you are worried about vandals, or concerned about children getting in. You might also need to have it located somewhere that is open to the elements at times.

A shipping container is not only designed and built to be tough and able to withstand extreme weather, but it can also be securely locked to protect its contents. A container security padlock, for example, is specially designed to give your shipping container the security that you need to protect its contents, as well as give you peace of mind. A padlock protector also gives you an extra layer of security.


Another benefit of using a shipping container to home your mobile water treatment system is that it offers great flexibility in size, layout, and location. Shipping containers by their very nature have been designed to stack together easily, securely, and neatly. However, they can be found in several different sizes – most commonly 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft – as well as with a high ceiling option.

Your size and form options don’t stop there, however. Shipping containers can also be joined together to create a larger space, allowing you to choose the layout that suits your specific needs the best.

A shipping container does require a solid base; however, it can easily be moved to the area that is best for you with relatively little fuss – especially compared to trying to move a more permanent structure.

Customising a Shipping Container for a Water Treatment Plant

There are some other aspects of your shipping container that you should consider customising if you are thinking about using it as storage for your water treatment plant. These can also be included in the customisation process before it is delivered.

  • Consider putting in a personnel door for easy access for those who need to get in to carry out maintenance or other work
  • You will need to ensure that you have adequate ventilation and cooling systems
  • You can have your shipping container water treatment plant storage unit professionally painted to match your business or event’s branding
  • You can add extra racking or storage if necessary
  • Lighting and electricity can also be fitted

If you are looking for a solution to housing a mobile water treatment plant, then a converted shipping container could be exactly what you need. It allows you the flexibility that you require, whilst being secure and protective and able to accommodate all of the specific requirements that you have.

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