Watermen w/t (6 x 60′) -A prime-time observational documentary series following one of the largest water companies in Britain, United Utilities, the UK company who supply water to more than seven million people in North West England. The scale of their operation is enormous: the biggest water firm on the FTSE 100, they manage 42,000 kilometres of water pipes and 72,000 kilometres of sewage networks across a vast and varied region with differing environments posing a new set of challenges. The series follows the 9,000-strong workforce as they ensure that safe, clean water runs to our homes 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Everything they do is about keeping the water supply flowing to the public and if there are any problems, the customers are the first to let them know. From sewer men to call centre staff, the series will shine a light on just what it takes to keep water flowing and what happens each time we flush the loo, wash our face or have a drink from the tap.
Producer: Mentorn Media
Source: BBC press release