Greatwood – Upgrade to water trough systems

In October 2017 Greatwood Charity was fortunate enough to receive a grant of over £12,500 from the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust, to upgrading our current water trough system to withstand harsh winter conditions.
Thoroughbreds drink up to 45 litres (10 gallons) of water per day, our existing water troughs have always frozen during the long winter months which then has rendered them useless. In turn this has meant that water buckets have to be constantly refilled, which is not only inefficient but extremely labour intensive for our small team of yard staff at Greatwood. By installing trace heating and lagging alongside the current pipework, throughout all of the barns, ensures that there is an uninterrupted water supply to our 43 horses throughout the year irrespective of weather conditions.

Fortuitously the installation of new trace heating system was completed on Friday 8th December just hours ahead of the Big Freeze, which has meant that whilst the snow has fallen and the temperature dropped, our horses have remained snug in their stables with free flowing water in their troughs.