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  • Managing Waste Water in Farming – Horizontal and Vertical Storage Tanks

    Four areas throughout the UK are deemed to have unfit water quality levels, according to Farming Life, and as a result, the UK is being taken to court by the European Commission for failing to ensure that waste water from towns, cities and villages is treated properly. The case itself relates to 17 areas where the collection and treatment of waste water from homes, industry and rainwater is not ...


    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

  • Managing Waste Water in Farming – Horizontal and Vertical Storage Tanks

    Four areas throughout the UK are deemed to have unfit water quality levels, according to Farming Life, and as a result, the UK is being taken to court by the European Commission for failing to ensure that waste water from towns, cities and villages is treated properly.  The case itself relates to 17 areas where the collection and treatment of waste water from homes, industry and rainwater is ...


    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

  • Electro-hydraulic actuators deliver improved safety at India’s tank farms

    Following an accidental fire at the IOCL Jaipur Terminal, an extensive review of safety measures recommended by the MB Lal Committee has resulted in the introduction of failsafe actuators for critical tank farm applications. These valves, known as ROSOV (Remote Operated Shut-off Valves), now provide tank overfill protection at the majority of storage facilities owned by the Indian oil industry. ...


    By Rotork

  • Grant Deadline and a Farm-in-a-Box

    With water shortages in farming across the globe a real issue, a US company called Farm Freight has launched ‘Farm-in-a-box’. It’s a freight-truck-sized container with all of the necessary equipment and storage required to grow produce. The theory behind demand for such a product relates to climate change and the strains on water and food supplies throughout ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Managing Water Supplies For Pigs – Wastewater Management and Cone Bottom Tanks

    The Shropshire Star focuses its attention to pig farming this week and highlights how the careful management of water supplies, including wastewater, is essential to the operation of a successful pig unit. According to Nigel Penlington of AHDB Pork, due to the high cost of disposing of wastewater, its management and subsequent reduction should be considered throughout the pig rearing process. ...


    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

  • 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

  • Record of Decision Issued for the Hanford Tank Closure and Waste Management EIS

    The U.S. Department of Energy has issued the first in a series of Records of Decision (RODs) pursuant to the Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (TC&WM EIS, DOE/EIS-0391, December 2012). Decisions announced in this ROD pertain to each of the three main areas analyzed in the EIS, i.e. tank closure, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Green Britain Centre Hosts Farming Business Forum

    EDP24 recently detailed how soil, water and metaldehyde were the topics of discussion at a recent farm business forum. The event took place at the Green Britain Centre, attracting some 100 delegates to hear from organisations including the Country Land and Business Association, the Campaign for the Farmed Environment, the National Farmers’ Union, Defra, the Farming Advice Service, the ...


    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

  • Washington nuke waste tanks flawed?

    While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The 28 double-walled tanks at Hanford nuclear waste complex hold some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear ...


    By Associated Press

  • Senate WRDA Bill Addresses On-Farm Fuel Storage Regulations

    In a late addition to the Senate year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) consideration, provisions have been included to limit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on aboveground fuel storage on farms. The provision would exempt certain containers from EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rules. The provisions were tacked onto a substitute ...

  • Implico Debuts at the Tank World Expo 2016 in Dubai

    This year, the Implico Group will be showing its downstream solutions for the first time at the Tank World Expo in Dubai – the most important tank storage event in the Middle East and Africa. From 12 to 13 April, the international software and consulting company will be offering a sneak peek at the upcoming version of the OpenTAS terminal automation system; another highlight will be the ...


    By Implico Group

  • 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

  • The Importance of Soil Sampling – Liquid Fertiliser Tanks Store Fertilizer Efficiently

    The importance of soil sampling was reinforced by Farming Life this week. It stated that good productive soils are the foundation of any successful farm system and that the ability of soils to supply nutrients at a time and in an appropriate quantity for grass and crop can be key to determining productivity. Therefore, a farms ability to manage soil fertility levels should be a primary objective. ...


    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

  • 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

  • DEFRA Interested in Views on Water Abstraction – Rainwater Tanks Could Ease Problem

    Defra this week called out for the broader opinion of water extractors. It states that; many abstractors may not realise the inter-linkages in a catchment between water availability and their abstraction, and in particular, that they may be dependent on discharges made by water companies upstream, particularly at low flows. Therefore, Defra is interested to learn their views on how much these ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

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