5th Dec, 2016

New tankers expected to save Solihull taxpayer £15,000

Shaun Reynolds 8th Mar, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL COUNCIL has taken delivery of three new tankers to help clean the highway drainage systems around the borough.

The move will save taxpayers around £15,000 as the new specialist tankers will replace the old lease-hire vehicles.

Fitted with modern equipment that enables for easier cleaning of the 36,000 road gullies across the streets of the Solihull, the new tankers will ensure the highway network remains free from flooding.

Whale Tankers of Ravenshaw provided the new cleaners which will be more economical on fuel and are fitted with the latest euro six engines to reduce the amount of carbon emissions.

Coun Ted Richards, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “Our new tankers will be a cost-saving, efficient and effective way to keep the highway drainage network around the borough clean.

“I’m delighted that Whale Tankers, a local business, have been able to provide us with the new vehicles.”

Mark Warmington, managing director for Whale Tankers, said: “It is good to know that our vehicles will be playing a major role in keeping the drains and gullies of Solihull clean and trouble free.

“We have a strong presence in the borough and it’s great that the Council supports local companies wherever commercially possible when sourcing vital specialist equipment.”