Green gas holders go blue for NHS

Key water workers show solidarity with carers.

The skies above Trafford will go blue this evening, as part of the nation’s appreciation for key workers in the fight against Covid-19.

Today, as the UK joins in with another round of applause for the NHS, United Utilities has lit up the giant gas holders at Davyhulme wastewater treatment works bright blue with messages of support.

The 90-foot tall inflatable gas bags are usually a symbol of green energy at the site.  Tom Lissett is the Bioresource and Energy Services Director at United Utilities and he explained:

“As well as keeping the taps flowing and the toilets flushing, here at United Utilities we wanted to show our support for all the other key workers across the region, especially our fantastic NHS.  What better way than to brighten up the darkness at one of the area’s biggest landmarks!

“These giant spheres are where we store the gas produced on site ready to convert into renewable energy. It’s usually the greenest part of the plant but we plan to turn it NHS-blue over the next three weeks.  We hope people in the local area Stay Home, Save Lives, and enjoy the blue glow across their skyline.”