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  • Rainwater harvesting tanks: benefits Of horizontal storage

    Horizontal Rainwater Harvesting Tanks as such as The Original Rainwater Pillow are an economical solution to use wasted spaces for rainwater storage. Rainwater Collection To harvest rain water is the best way to save water for future generations and money, you would normally spend for city water. Rainwater provides on-site storm water retention and aquifer recharge. If there ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • 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 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Rainwater Tanks Could Ease The Water Crisis

    The Guardian reports this week that ‘The fabric of our society is threatened by our mismanagement of water’.  According to Jacob Tompkins, there is a global water crisis unfolding.  From floods in the Balkans to drought in California.  With 780 million people lacking access to clean water and with China declaring in 2013 that it was moving to importing rather than ...


    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 ...

  • Rain Shortage Could Threaten Harvest – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks A Relief

    Although the UK was not short of rain throughout the first part of summer, according to Farmers Weekly, rain shortages could foil what was otherwise expected to be a bumper harvest. So far, the 2015 UK harvest season has been one of the best on record. A world record oilseed rape yield was smashed by a farm in Lincolnshire, 50 per cent of winter barley and 35 per cent of OSR is reportedly ...


    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

  • Bid To Open Farm in Hull City Centre – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks At The Ready

    According to the Yorkshire Post, members of the public in Hull are being urged to get behind a funding bid to create a ‘farm in a box’ right in the centre of the city. The project aims to draw and reconnect city residents with the food they eat and to improve knowledge and understanding of where their food comes from and how to prepare it. Called ‘Rooted in Hull’, the not ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • 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

  • Farmers Going For Growth – Liquid Fertiliser Tanks and Rainwater Harvesting Tanks

    If you follow Faming Life, you might have read about ‘Going For Growth’, a strategy that will challenge all sectors of the agrifood chain.  The strategy recognises a growing global demand for food and the natural advantages of Northern Ireland in terms of climate, skills and the structure to produce it efficiently. The strategy aims to ensure that growth can be delivered without ...


    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

  • Northern Ireland Water Supply Problems – Vertical and Horizontal Rainwater Tanks

    It’s a topic that just doesn’t seem to go away, and that’s water supplies in farming. As reported by Farming Life, just before Christmas, Northern Ireland farmers feared water supply problems as Northern Ireland Water planned industrial action by hundreds of workers over a pension dispute. Northern Ireland Water, a state owned company, issued a statement declaring that it could ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • A Successful LAMMA 2015 – Rainwater Tanks and Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    Enduramaxx recently enjoyed another LAMMA event, being The Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association annual show. LAMMA is the UK’s leading farm machinery equipment and services show, attracting thousands of professionals and enthusiasts to the East of England Showground, Peterborough, over 20th and 21st of January. The free to attend event welcomed some 20,000 attendees ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Boreholes, Springs and Rainwater Tanks to Tackle Rising Water Costs

    Again, we read about the importance of water in dairy farming in this week’s Farmers Guardian. Katie Jones writes that water costs are being controlled on one farm in Devon through utilising spring water on the unit. Located just North of Plymouth, despite farming in an area home to the longest stretch of coastline and with seemingly high levels of rainfall, the South of England still has ...


    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 ...


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