Recently, The Environment Agency (EA) worked in conjunction with the NFU and DEFRA to produce a simple, consistent set of actions to help farmers to manage water more efficiently and these included:
> Improve and protect water quality
> Secure water sources
> Adapt to a changing climate
> Reduce flood risk
Although this list is non-exhaustive, the points are a mix of key regulatory requirements, obligations and expectations of farmers that form a set of basic measures they should factor into their working practice for their business.
The aim of the Environment Agency is to present actions that serve a dual purpose, benefitting not only the local environment, but the farmer and their business also. By implementing the aforementioned factors, farmers could:
> Increase business efficiency
> Reduce risks to their business, including financial penalties
> Build resilience and be able to cope with future changes, such as climate change
> Leave a legacy. For example, planning the future of the farm
> Enhance credibility. An example might be by managing impacts on sensitive waters used for bathing or drinking.
Farmers can of course manage their own water resources more effectively by harvesting roof run-off. Huge volumes of rainwater can be collected and stored in dedicated vertical storage tanks, horizontal tanks and rainwater tanks. Enduramaxx plastic water tanks are manufactured to be extremely hard-wearing, consisting of a single piece of rotationally-moulded UV-stabilised polyethylene. So water is keeps safe and in optimum conditions for when its really required.
To find out more about managing water resources, rainwater tanks and the extended range of Enduramaxx horizontal, vertical, cone bottom, conical and rainwater tanks, get in touch to speak to a member of our team.