Water is a very sought-after resource all around the world. Water is used in the production of food and medicine, the production of goods and products, and in cleaning. Water on a Construction Site is also a Vital resource in many construction jobs. On construction sites, many different things are happening at the same time, and many different jobs are being undertaken at the same time, from digging, transport, cutting, welding and more.

As stated, water is important in the construction industry, here are some examples of uses of water on a construction site:

Coolant

In many industries, machines are used to handle some of the more intimidating and delicate tasks like cutting, drilling and milling. All of these actions require an immense amount of friction to use, and a by-product of friction is heat. When these tools and machines are not kept cool while the actions are being performed, disastrous consequences can follow, namely the warping of any drill bits, saw blades, augurs and even the material itself. Water helps to flush away any debris and obstructions while also absorbing all the heat generated by the immense friction.

Cement

Water is very versatile in the ways it can be used, from coolant to lubricant and even an ingredient in many construction site materials. Cement and concrete are the base materials of any construction job. It is used to create the actual structure and to all around strengthen whatever it is built in conjunction with. Water is a key ingredient in the production of cement as too much can create a weak and sloppy mess while too little can make it thick and brittle and almost impossible to use.

Environment Management

Construction sites can often be found on a variety of locations, from simple flat areas, to mud soaked hill sides. You can not control the environment and bend it to your whim, but you can manage what happens in that area. Locations that are super dusty  and are located in sandy patches can often cause excess dust pollution and terrain navigation can be an issue. Vehicles with water Tanks spray the ground to prevent dust from forming and to create terrain that is just a bit easier to traverse. On days where temperature can reach an excess, many of the equipment is sprayed to keep them from being damaged and to make them usable to the workers on site.

Nourishment

This may seem like a common use for water but it is still a key usage of water on any construction site. Many construction sites and jobs put workers and machines alike under harsh and gruelling circumstances from dangerous terrain to insane temperatures. The latter is a common occurrence on many job sites as constant and hard work paired with high temperatures can cause dehydration to set in very fast. Many people get so focussed on the task at hand that they forget to stay hydrated, which can cause a drop in efficiency and performance as the lack of water greatly and negatively affects the workings of the human body.