rainwater protection News

  • Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Protect Against Uncertain Rainfall

    The BBC examined this week how climate change is an issue affecting farming and food supplies throughout the world. Rainfall is not as predictable in modern times and drier weather can interfere with growing seasons. Enduramaxx has discussed on numerous occasions how, on top of the drier weather, water restrictions are also an increasingly worrying part of farming and water supplies. Whether the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • 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 ...

  • Rainwater Harvesting and Farming in the Cities

    E and T asks the question this week – “Is farming the future of cities?” – With more people than ever leaving their rural homes for high-rise buildings, the concept of ‘vertical farming’ may provide a way to feed the world’s growing populations across it’s emerging mega-cities. According to the United Nations, by 2050 some 66 per cent of the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • 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 ...

  • Waterproofing strips guaranteed to keep damp and rainwater out

    Water proofing strips, sometimes referred to as waterproofing membranes, are an essential component of both residential and commercial buildings. At Russetts Developments Ltd we supply water proofing strips made for cladding, facades and external window frames of buildings, all of which are subject to damage ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Now its legal to catch and store rainwater in Colorado

    Front Range Precast Concrete (FRPC), has been providing throughout Colorado for over 62 years. Manufacturers of FLXX watertight concrete tanks for wastewater storage, conventional septic systems, water cisterns, and sand, grease and oil interceptors for commercial use, FRPC is now offering solutions for rainwater harvesting. Effective July 1, 2009, Governor Ritter signed Senate Bill 09-080 ...

  • Oxford Rainwater Flooding Safeguards Planned By Environment Agency

    If you’re a farmer around the Oxfordshire area, you’ll remember that 2014 brought terrible floods that cut off farms and major highways for days at a time. With more than 1800 homes and a number of farms currently classed as ‘at risk’ by the Environment Agency, a new flood prevention scheme has just been proposed. The Environment Agency plans to protect the area through a ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • 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 ...

  • Defra Secretary Listens To Farmers Regarding Water Licenses – Plastic Rainwater Tanks

    Because the Environment Agency has announced that new renewal procedures will apply to all time-limited abstraction licenses due to expire from 2015 onwards, Elizabeth Truss, Environment Secretary, South West Norfolk MP and Defra secretary, has been hearing the concerns of farmers over water licenses in a forum hosted by her in her own constituency recently. 30 farmers attended a debate and they ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thailand promotes rainwater harvesting as inexpensive and practical solution to water problems

    An ancient solution to a modern problem? True, the 2,000-year-old Thai tradition of capturing rainfall into jars has seen an interesting revival in the northeastern part of the country in recent years. Production of these rain jars have increased, bringing additional income to households, and securing water for entire communities for the years to come. Will other countries pursuing similar ...


  • Rainwater Into Perfectly Purified Drinking Water… Could This Really Be? Introducing The RainCatcher RainSafe

    Turning rainwater into drinking water for your home is made possible with the RainCatcher RainSafe. Rainwater, groundwater or municipal water – whatever the original source, our new RainSafe units provide great tasting, perfectly purified water, using technology developed in co-operation with both the University of Exeter and Trinity College Dublin, and supported by the ...

  • Protecting profits in a water scarce world

    While our bodies are more than half water (highest when you are born, decreases over time) and the earth is two-thirds covered by H2O, we can't easily tap either of these sources.  Less than 1% of the world's fresh water is available for human use - leading to severe negative human impact:  3.5 million people die each year from water related diseases like diarrheas, and almost 1 billion ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • San Francisco Bay sewage spills due to system overwhelmed by rainwater, concludes US EPA

    Following the recent large sewage spills to the San Francisco Bay from a Marin County treatment plant, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized and released inspection reports for five of six sewage collection systems that flow to the Sewerage Agency for Southern Marin wastewater facility.The EPA’s October inspections confirmed that the sewage collection systems for Almonte, ...

  • Bord na Móna introduces rainwater harvesting and wastewater reuse solutions at 2009 NAHB Green Building Conference

    Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. Inc., the American market subsidiary of the $550-million Bord na Móna group based in Dublin, Ireland, has formally announced plans to introduce a complete range of rainwater harvesting products as well a new compact membrane for residential wastewater reuse / recycling applications. The plans were unveiled at the 2009 NAHB Green Building ...

  • Farmers Urge Cameron To Tackle Climate Change – Rainwater Tanks to Collect Free Water

    According to the Western Morning News, campaigners, including some farmers, are urging David Cameron to take action at next week’s climate change summit in New York, following widespread flooding and storms that have battered the Westcountry and Somerset earlier in the year. A number of charities back the campaigners, including Christian Aid, Greenpeace, the National Trust, the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • 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

  • Water reservoirs receive protection in Saudi Arabia from Minnesota company

    The Saudi Kingdom and Sinopec, the world's largest oil refining company, have awarded Industrial and Environmental Concepts, Inc. of Lakeville, Minn., a contract in the Al Khobar region of Saudi Arabia. The project is managed by the Saudi government and its agency, Hassa Irrigation and Drainage. The government recognizes the importance of water and is employing leading organizations in the water ...

  • Welcoming the protection of the Tripa peat swamp (Aceh), fearing for similar cases

    Wetlands International welcomes the decision by the Indonesian government to protect the Kallista Alam peat swamp forest area (1650Ha) in Tripa, Aceh. We also recognise the issue identified by Dr Kuntoro Mangkusubroto (head of Indonesia’s climate team) who mentioned that "The case of Kallista ...


    By Wetlands International

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