Peterborough, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/16/2014 -- Following the wettest winter in recent history and with May 2014 reported as being the wettest month for two years, farmers should be looking to harness this free resource, especially as the summer of 2014 has been repeatedly forecasted to be one of the warmest and perhaps driest for many years. The University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability has suggested a greater need for collaboration between farmers, businesses, water companies and government bodies if water supplies are to be properly managed.
The report, named ‘Sink or Swim’ suggests four potential models of joint investment in reservoirs, taking the core responsibility away from just water authorities, providing business sectors with greater control of their own water supplies and to develop more reservoirs as required. The four models arrived at include: 1: Water companies provide one 100% of the finance. 2: Investment is split between the water companies and farmers. 3: Investment is split between retailers, who fund the reservoir for farmers and other private water users. 4: A water service company acts as a middle-man for investors.
Plastic water tank specialist, Enduramaxx, supplies a broad spectrum of plastic water tanks and water storage tanks, and in particular, rainwater tanks and rainwater harvesting solutions, which enable farmers to store large volumes of free rainwater in optimum conditions for when it is needed most. The company supplies the UK’s largest rotationally-moulded polyethylene water tank, allowing farmers to store 30,000 litres of rainwater. The company’s new 22,000 litre low-level horizontal water tank sits at just 2600mm, helping farmers to make the most of dead-space and to store as much water as possible.
With more focus on managing water supplies in farming on the horizon and projections of impending rises in mains water rates in 2014, farmers wishing to learn more about water storage tanks, rainwater tanks and plastic water tanks should visit www.enduramaxx.co.uk.
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