rainwater management News

  • Harvested rainwater not drinkable

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health has examined microbial contamination of harvested rainwater in the Netherlands. The water did not comply with Dutch drinking water legislation and factors affecting contamination were found to include storage, roof and environmental conditions. In remote and rural areas where access to tap water is limited, rainwater harvesting is common ...

  • Experiences with rainwater harvesting & greywater

    Despite all this rain and the subsequent, numerous, flooding incidents which have occurred throughout the UK in recent years we have also experienced, often severe, drought conditions in some areas and even now it is suggested that water supplies are under either moderate or serious levels of stress in most of England south of the Humber, a situation that will be exacerbated by demands for ...

  • Rainwater Harvesting Company Recognized

    BARR Plastics, Based In Abbotsford, BC, won a Union of BC Municipalities Award in Leadership and Innovation for its part in helping develop the rainwater harvesting system recently installed at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. The award followed on an earlier Environmental Leadership Award from the City of Abbotsford for the same project. The centre is the first in the world to use ...


    By BARR Plastics Inc.

  • Quality of harvested rainwater unsufficient for drinking

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health has examined microbial contamination of harvested rainwater in the Netherlands. The water did not comply with Dutch drinking water legislation and factors affecting contamination were found to include storage, roof and environmental conditions. In remote and rural areas where access to tap water is limited, rainwater harvesting is common ...

  • Farming Best Practice For Water Management – Consider Vertical and Horizontal Rainwater Tanks

    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 ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Collaboration to Manage UK Water Supplies – Rainwater Tanks an Option

    Water is a hot topic in farming at the best of times.  But add one of history’s wettest winters, one of the driest summers in recent years, and also the threat of impending water rate increases, and it’s no surprise that managing this precious resource in farming is on the tip of most farming journalist’s tongues.  This is certainly the case for Caroline Stocks in ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Plastic Rainwater Tanks to Counter Water Abstraction Limits

    Water was high on the agenda at this year’s Cereals event.  As reported by Farmers Weekly, speaking at an Oxford Farming Conference-organised seminar at the event, Andrew Blenkiron, manager of the Euston Estate, Thetford, echoed the concerns of many over the water abstraction limits suggested by Defra and the Environmental Agency. The water extraction limits on the volume of water that ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Grants Available for Rainwater Tanks and Plastic Water Tanks

    Farmers Guardian brings us promising news for farming recently. £19 million is being made available to rural businesses in England under the Farming and Improvement Scheme (FFIS), as revealed by Owen Paterson, the Defra Secretary. The FFIS is a key part of England’s current rural development programme and provides grants designed to boost competitiveness of rural farming and forestry ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • American Rainwater National Conference to Be Held in Austin, TX

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas capital shares another distinction as the indisputable crossroads of America's growing rainwater harvesting industry. Austin is where ARCSA was founded and where its 6th annual conference happens next month. With nearly a thousand members worldwide, ARCSA remains dedicated to promoting and ...

  • World Water Day Celebrated – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks

    With nearly 750 million people throughout the world having no access to clean drinking water or improved sanitation, World Water Day, which took place on Sunday 22nd March, raised awareness that a secure water world is emerging as a top human development priority in the post-2015 Development Agenda. The theme of water and sustainable development emphasises how water is an essential asset to all ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Wavin Plastics Launches the Definitive Guide to Rainwater Systems

    OSMA Rainwater Systems from Wavin Plastics has launched a ‘Rainwater Systems Selection and Installation Guide’ providing advice and support for its customers on the correct selection of rainwater systems. Offering a complete choice of six profile systems, Wavin Plastics can assure the right size and type of gutter for every installation. The systems are all fast and easy to install, and have ...


  • WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL 2013: Stormwater Management Symposium focuses on sustainable rainwater management

    Berlin, 25 October 2012 – For a long time rainwater was regarded as wastewater rather than a resource. Along with dirty water from households and industry it was fed into the sewage system and from there to water treatment plants. In many respects this had a detrimental effect on the environment and on natural water resources. On 25 and 26 April 2013, under the heading of ...


    By Messe Berlin GmbH

  • Wavin Plastics Updates the Definitive Guide to Rainwater Systems

    OSMA Rainwater Systems from Wavin Plastics has updated the hugely popular ‘Rainwater Systems Selection and Installation Guide’ which provides advice and support for its customers on the correct selection of rainwater systems. This new guide offers a complete choice of six profile systems – RoundLine, SquareLine, DeepLine, SuperLine, Roofline and NEW StormLine. Wavin Plastics can assure the ...


  • Washington state drafts rainwater collection rule

    The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking help from the general public in drafting regulations on the collection and use of rainwater in Washington State. Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn about rainwater collection and to discuss a new statewide rule on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in Aberdeen, where the fourth in a series of workshops being held around the state is ...

  • Comprehensive Professional Rainwater Catchment Training now Available

    The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA ) now offers four levels of rainwater catchment education with three levels of professional recognitions.  ARCSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 to promote rainwater catchment systems in the United States. ARCSA strives to offers a full spectrum of rainwater harvesting workshops and professional ...

  • Soil Quality Discussed at IAgrE Annual Conference – Rainwater Tanks Could Help Farming Water Management

    With 2015 being the International year of soils, the importance of the quality of the UK’s soils should become a hot topic for all those working in farming.  This year’s Agricultural Engineers annual conference takes place at Newcastle University on Wednesday 20th May and will focus on new tools for water management and how engineering can develop and support their adoption. ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Concerned scientists tell the UN: Hunger will never be eradicated without better rainwater management

    The world is missing a chance to eradicate hunger and poverty for billions of people living in regions with variable and scarce rainfall. Without improved management of rainwater, the future development goals currently being discussed are unrealistic, say leading scientists. Some of the world’s leading water, environment and resilience scientists and experts today publish a call to ...

  • Water Abstraction on Workshop Agenda – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Can Ease Pressure

    The Environment Agency water license reforms is a common subject throughout the country’s farming communities and recently highlighted during an abstractors’ workshop at South Pickenham Estate, near Swaffham. High on the agenda at the Wissey abstractors’ workshop, farmers, land managers and environmental groups heard more details about the proposed licensing changes.  Under ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Dredging a Pointless Activity – Plastic Rainwater Tanks a Winning Solution

    Dredging is a pointless activity according to a coalition of environmental groups who are requesting that the Government scales down its preferred method of flood prevention. The Blueprint for Water Coalition is urging the Government to spend resources traditionally channelled into dredging on more effective, alternative flood-control methods. According to Mark Lloyd of the Angling Trust, a ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Rainwater Tanks and Water Storage Tanks Help Beat Climate Change

    There is an increasing pressure and responsibility for not only individuals, but for businesses spanning all sectors (not just farming) to become greener and to join the fight against climate change.  One such method of conserving energy is through the implementation of rainwater harvesting techniques. Enduramaxx has traditionally helped farmers and those managing open spaces to implement ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

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