Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Wincanton steams ahead with contract extension

The Great Dorset Steam Fair has extended its water service contract with Wincanton for a further three-years, extending a 20-year partnership.

The event, which features steam engines, vintage vehicles, heavy shire horses and working rural craft displays, is held in a 600 acre showground near Blandford and attracts mores than 200,000 people each year.

During the five day event 4.5 million litres of water is required for drinking, hygiene, campsite welfare, back-up fire protection, catering and steam engines.

Bruce Lander, Great Dorset Steam Fair Festival director of water, said: “The steam fair would not be able to run without the back-up and know how of Wincanton.”

Elsewhere, Wincanton continues to provide its water service operation to a number of other festivals, including Glastonbury and Leeds, as well as contracts for emergency water supply for major water companies.