Siltbuster Wins Plantworx Digital Innovation Award

29 Mar 2019

Siltbuster, the UK’s leading water treatment specialist, has won a prestigious Plantworx Innovation Award. At the Construction Equipment Association’s annual conference in March, it was announced that the company has won Silver in the Digital Innovation category, for Clarity, its new online, real-time water quality monitoring and reporting system.

The awards ceremony celebrated the best innovation in the construction sector, from new machines and safety initiatives, to the latest digital technology. Siltbuster was up against 110 companies from across the industry. The entries were judged by a panel of construction industry experts.

The inaugural Digital Innovation Award attracted a wide range of entries, ranging from simulation-based training to plant-hire solutions. However, the judges felt that Siltbuster’s new product, Clarity, deserved particular recognition due its contribution to environmental protection.

Construction work can generate lots of potentially polluting water. Clarity detects when systems being used on site to treat that water are not working as they should be. This prevents construction firms from inadvertently releasing polluting water into the environment.

The judges particularly liked Clarity’s simple customer interface, which uses a colour coded traffic light system to give site managers useful information on water quality. The data can be communicated via SMS and email alerts in order to warn users if their water quality has been compromised.

Dr Richard Coulton, CEO and Founder at Siltbuster, said: “We are thrilled that all of our hard-work in developing Clarity for the construction industry – especially our commitment to digital innovation and the environment – has been recognised in this way. The whole team at Siltbuster is excited about what Clarity means for the industry – it’s primed to be a real gamechanger. We are in the process of establishing a world-renowned centre for water treatment excellence in Wales. This Plantworx award signals that we are well on track to achieve this.”