Looking after our waterways has never been so critical – it’s something we’re extremely passionate about here at Cotterill Civils. Only last week we were shocked to hear that all English rivers failed to meet the Environment Agency’s quality tests for pollution. The data revealed that just 14% of English rivers are of good ecological… Continue reading Why English rivers fail pollution test?
After a record-breaking Easter with temperatures hitting an unseasonal 25C in some parts of the UK, there are growing concerns over the continued lack of significant rain and low river flows. According to a recent survey by the NFU, some farmers are putting in place measures to minimise the impact of another potential dry summer.… Continue reading How to minimise the impact of a potential water shortage?
The Environment Agency recently reported that within 25 years England won’t have enough water to meet the rising demand. That’s a scary thought. But how can we, as individuals, businesses or farmers, consume less water and use it more efficiently? Why will water shortage become a problem? The impact of climate change, combined with population growth,… Continue reading Climate Change: How will this affect water consumption
Over the last couple of months we’ve seen the demand for our plastic HDPE water storage tanks more than double due to the continued heatwave. And with the Met Office reporting that temperatures are likely to stay above average until October, we’re not expecting to see a slowdown in sales anytime soon. Record demand for rainwater harvesting solutions This summer we’ve seen record temperatures… Continue reading Heatwave drives sales of water storage tanks
With the first hosepipe ban of the summer introduced in England today and a warning from environmental specialists that water shortages will become more common in the future, we will all need to do more to conserve water. United Utilities announced the first hosepipe ban for England today, following the recent hosepipe ban in Northern… Continue reading What can your farm or business do to conserve water ready for a drought?
If you are interested in finding out more about Rainwater Harvesting but do not have the time to check out our full blog, ‘Top 5 reasons to harvest rainwater‘, check out our simple infographic for an overview on what rainwater harvesting can do for you.
Harvesting rainwater is the ideal way to save money whilst doing your bit for the environment. Here’s just a few reasons why you should start collecting rainwater: It’s free You’ve heard the expression “money doesn’t grow on trees” but it does quite literally fall from the sky. You could save money on your water… Continue reading Top 5 reasons to harvest rainwater
It’s a common myth that you can’t use water harvested from the rain for livestock drinking. With the right filters in place you can make this water safe to drink. Here’s how we helped a livestock farm save money and meet environmental initiatives with our Gravistore system. Name: Birch Hall Farm, Shropshire Type: Dairy Farm Size:… Continue reading How a livestock farm saved money with rainwater harvesting
Water is an essential component of farming but it is often taken for granted. With water resources already scarce in many parts of England and Wales, the Environment Agency warns that in the coming years it will become even scarcer due to climate change. So how can you save water, meet environmental initiatives and reduce… Continue reading Save money & meet environmental initiatives