Peterborough, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/26/2014 -- With water featuring highly on the agenda at this year’s Cereal Event, the issue of potential water extraction limits suggested by Defra to bring the UK in-line with the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive are of concern to many in farming.
In a Water White Paper published in 2011, Defra set out the government’s commitment to reform the UK’s water abstraction agenda, ensuring that it is fit for purpose. The current system, introduced in the 1960’s issued abstraction licenses with a maximum volume allowance and with no time limit, a system focussing on historical rights and ensured that allocation to ensure new abstractors would not impact on existing water users. A consultation document published in December 2013 proposed changes to bring the system in line with the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive that requires a suitable value to be placed on water.
Peterborough-based plastic water tank specialist, Enduramaxx, has been developing and supplying a number of rainwater harvesting solutions to farmers for some time now. By helping farmers to collect roof rainwater run-off and to store it in dedicated rainwater tanks, farmers will be able to stock-pile large volumes of this free resource, putting them more in control of their own water supplies, despite potential limits in extraction limits.
As well as potential extraction limits, a dry summer has been projected and impending mains water price rises are expected, so the importance of rainwater harvesting only increases. With rainwater tanks available in capacities up to 30,000 litres, huge volumes can be stored in optimum conditions, thanks to the rugged UV-stabilised rotationally–moulded manufacturing process.
Enduramaxx also manufactures a broader range of plastic water tanks, liquid fertiliser tanks, molasses tanks and cone tanks for brewing, biodiesel production and more. To learn about the full range of Enduramaxx tanks, visit www.enduramaxx.co.uk.
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