Reservoir Cleaning


Cleaning hundreds of treated water assets each year Panton McLeod have the equipment, products, skills, and experience to support even the most challenging projects including DWI approved cryptosporidium effective products. Whether your asset is drained during the work or remains in supply we have a solution for you.

Responding to the needs of the industry we pioneered the use of Robotic technology within the UK potable water market over the past 17 years. With our fleet of Robotic Reservoir cleaners, we can clean reservoirs previously inaccessible to maintenance activities while they remain ‘online’ and ‘live into supply’.

These services have allowed our clients to clean these problem reservoirs and therefore protect stored Water Quality across their entire asset base whilst reducing unnecessary water wastage and eliminating the risk of interruption to supply associated with reducing available storage.

Confined Space Entry

  • Fully trained confined space teams
  • DWI approved cleaning products
  • Dedicated to potable water
  • Small scope defects resolved during works
  • Efficient return to service

For more in depth information read our confined space entry cleaning case study.

Robotic Cleaning

  • Dedicated potable water robotic fleet
  • Asset can remain in service during clean
  • 13 years robotic experience
  • Removes need for confined space entry
  • Onsite waste water treatment

For more in depth information read our potable water robotic cleaning case study.

Features & Benefit Comparison - Confined Space Methods

BenefitWashdown & Chlorination PM55 Cleaning & DisinfectionPM88 Cleaning & Disinfection
Clean Sludge from FloorYesYesYes
Disinfect surfacesYesYesYes
Clean loose deposits from wallsYesYesYes
Remove standard Fe and Mn Bio-foulingNoYesYes
Remove Heavy Fe and Mn BiofoulingNoPartialYes
Effective Against CryptosporidiumNoPartialYes
Remove Diesel ContaminationNoNoYes
Remove SolventsNoNoYes
Serious Bacteriological ContaminationNoNoYes

Panton McLeod have supported us for a number of years, their knowledge and experience in reservoir cleaning is second to none, and that’s why they are known as the market leaders.

Using their PM88 cleaning products we have been able to clean our largest service reservoirs quickly, safely and without the need for scaffolding to reach the top of the internal walls. PM88 removes biofouling (both old and new) which in turn makes it easier to identify ingress. This method of working has allowed us to return these critical assets into service in the shortest possible time, and this minimises the risk to our wider distribution network.

I would be happy to recommend Panton McLeod’s work with anyone in the industry.

Darren Clark, Service Reservoir Team Leader (Regional), United Utilities

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