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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Norfolk and Suffolk Farmers Water Worry – Rainwater Tanks Can Help

    Farmers growing irrigated crops in Norfolk and Suffolk are taking steps to protect their businesses from drought, according to the Lynn News. A survey carried out by the NFU reveals that farmers throughout the region are investing in new irrigation equipment, improving water efficiency, changing crops they grow, or investing in more reservoir capacity. Their actions come after half of the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • 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

  • More Talks on the Water Framework Directive – Rainwater Tanks Helping Farmers

    Farming Life details how the UFU environment chairman and senior policy officer recently attended a meeting of the European Commission Water Framework Directive Common Implementation Working Group on Agriculture. Although somewhat of a mouthful, the meeting took place at Greenmount College and represented the UFU and COPA groups. Attended by representatives from all EU member states, the group ...


    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

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