A Sizzling Summer for Water Buffalo

For many Northwest inhabitants unaccustomed to hot weather, this past summer was a scorcher. But for water trucking company Water Buffalo, that meant business was booming.

Showering people off at the Warrior Dash.

Showering people off at the Warrior Dash.

“This summer was super busy due to the hot weather,” said Phyllis Brown, the Bonney Lake, Washington-based company’s owner. “Everything needed water. The first part of our summer, we filled up a lot of swimming pools. We also did a lot of dust control and landscape watering. Many wells have been going dry and we have filled holding tanks for homeowners. Also, a couple of resorts had well problems and called on us for bulk water hauling.”

In addition to providing water services to homes and businesses, Water Buffalo also helped out on a number of local productions and events, including Hempfest, Pacific Raceway Nationals, Dirty Dash, The Warrior Dash, Rock and Roll Marathon, Festival of the River, Brinnon Shrimpfest and more.

A Water Buffalo truck filled train cars up at the US Open.

A Water Buffalo truck filled train cars up at the US Open.

“We especially love helping out at events and productions,” said Brown. “Water is such an important part of many of these events and I love reconnecting with the promoters annually. This year we were also excited to haul water during the US Open, filling holding tanks on a train carrying dignitaries.

As for productions, Water Buffalo has more than 10 years of experience working closely with local film, television and commercial projects. According to Brown, most productions request rain-making or that “just rained” look.

Water Buffalo’s new truck.

Water Buffalo’s new truck.

Water Buffalo’s fleet includes six water trucks and two water trailers, but with such a busy summer, Brown has added another truck to the arsenal: “A 2,500-gallon stainless steel tanker that is perfect for smaller jobs and doing landscape watering.”

As 2016 approaches, Water Buffalo is looking forward to celebrating their 20th year in business.

“We are grateful for all the new and repeat customers from over the years,” said Brown. “We look forward to our many annual events and another great season of hauling bulk water for whatever projects arise.”

For more information, visit www.waterbuffaloinc.com.

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