Rainwater Storage News

  • 1 Month Left! RainCatcher Exhibiting at RWM 2016 – Get A Free Ticket to Join Us…

    Bringing the industry together to rethink waste as a resource, RWM 2016 is the perfect event for anyone responsible for resource and waste management for their organisation or working within the sector. We’ll be at the exhibition… which is now less than a month away! ...

  • Cumbria Farmers Facing Floods For the Third Time

    Farming communities across Cumbria faced flooding for the third time in less than a month, following torrential rains and high winds in the wake of Storm Desmond. The Environment Agency has issued no less than 23 flood warnings across England and Wales and 14 in the North West, urging people to take immediate action. According to the BBC, the MET office has already issued yellow warnings for rain ...


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  • EU or not – will farmers face similar regulations regardless?

    The Common Agricultural Policy is a huge part of every UK farmer’s business model. With a number of grant and subsidy schemes which have in the past included subsidising the acquisition of rainwater harvesting tanks and other storage tanks, the impending referendum on whether or not the UK stays in the European Union will be of great interest to a large number of farmers, as well as ...


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  • Agri-Tech Week – Precision Inputs of Fertiliser and Water Explored

    With British farming contributing £103 billion to the UK economy each year and providing over 3.8 million jobs, pioneering agricultural innovation organisation, Agri-Tech East hosts Agri-Tech Week this week which looks at ways in which the UK can reap rich harvest from agricultural innovation. The week began at Rothamsted Research with an introduction to the new AgriMetrics Centre, which ...


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  • Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Taken More Seriously as Part of Program for Climate Resilience

    The Pilot Program for Climate Resistance (PPCR) is a major programme that invests in ways to integrate climate risk and resilience into core development planning across the globe, whilst complementing other on-going activities. Comprising 20 strategic programs for climate resilience under the PPCR, a pipeline of 66 projects and programs has emerged with PPCR grant allocations. So far the ...


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  • Growers Face Water License Regime – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Can Ease Pressure

    Funded by the Environment Agency, the WATERR project has recently presented research findings indicating that growers throughout Kent are increasing their trickle irrigation water usage and that substrate grown crops, which use efficient trickle irrigation techniques, topped the average water use by crops in the three project years or 2011, 2012 and 2013. Substrate strawberries used 2,495 cubic ...


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  • NFU Slams Environment Regulation Charging Scheme and Defra – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks

    NFU Scotland slammed proposals from Scotland’s environmental body to significantly increase many of its charges next year. According to the NFU, the Environmental Regulation (Scotland) Charging Scheme increases go way beyond inflation rates and include 596 per cent increases in the charge for a technical variation to a Pollution Prevention Control (PPC) permit and an overall 81 per cent ...


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  • Farmers Facing Crop Crisis – Excessive Rainfall Can Bring Benefits Though

    A number of farmers across Hampshire reported to the Daily Echo that torrential rain throughout August has hit their profits hard. Throughout the last week of the month, 19.4mm of rain fell on the Sunday, 11.6mm on Monday and 15.2mm fell last Tuesday, resulting in what some describe as a major crop crisis. According to some farmers, it has been around 10 years since the region experienced a ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • Plastic Storage Tanks For Effluent and Dirty Water Processing

    Companies across the company fall foul to foul water disposal. Recently, a number of farming businesses have been fined for not disposing of effluent and dirty water correctly and a solution to this problem is the incorporation of dedicated storage tanks, or holding tanks, which keep their contents safe until the correct disposal processes can be put into place. As reported by Farmers Weekly, ...


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  • Wastewater Processing Using Cone Bottom Tanks

    With water being an extremely valuable commodity, no wonder that companies in a broad array of sectors are looking at ways to reduce and reuse their water and, besides rainwater harvesting tanks, wastewater management often looks to processing and recycling of grey water using separation tanks, or cone bottom tanks. As well as being used as a storage tank, Cone Bottom ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • Farm Incomes Fall – Bad Weather and High Costs Blamed – Rainwater Tanks A Bonus

    According to Western Morning News, farm incomes have fallen and a combination of bad weather and high costs are blamed. The report refers to figures from the latest farm income statistics released last week that cover the last twelve months to February 2014. According to the figures, farm business income is falling on cereals, general cropping, and mixed and grazing livestock farms. However, ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • New Enduramaxx Cone Bottom Tank Range – The Benefits Of Conical Tanks For Farming Applications

    As autumn approaches, a lot of focus falls onto the various requirements for Cone Bottom Tanks, or conical tanks. Featuring varying degree conical bottoms, cone tanks are suited for the storage of any liquid that produces sediment and that needs draining. As we launch our new range of cone bottom tanks, we thought we’d go through some of the many features, benefits and uses of conical tanks ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • 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 ...


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