Rainwater Harvesting

How to minimise the impact of a potential water shortage?

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. Cumulative rainfall totals during April [...]

Harvesting rainwater from a rooftop

Climate Change: How will this affect water consumption

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, means the country is facing an [...]

Top 5 Reasons to purchase a Water Tank for your home

Here at Cotterill Civils, we stock a wide range of Water Tanks that are suitable for storing low and high volumes of rainwater. Water tanks are made from polyethylene and can be used for domestic and commercial rainwater harvesting. Each of the Water Tanks that we supply at Cotterill Civils are designed to offer chemical and impact resistance, so [...]

Heatwave drives sales of water storage tanks

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 across the UK with many comparing [...]

What can your farm or business do to conserve water ready for a drought?

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 Ireland and what is believed [...]

Importance Of Water Tanks - Cotterill Civils

Importance of Water Tanks

Whether you need a water tank to harvest rainwater or to fight fire, we can help. We stock a wide range of potable and non-potable water tanks here at Cotterill Civils. Our tanks are ideal for domestic, industrial and agricultural applications, providing you with a suitable storage solution for water and chemicals. We supply both plastic HDPE water tanks and [...]

Harvesting rainwater from a rooftop

Top 5 reasons to harvest rainwater

This year has been one of mildest winters on record. It’s also been one of the driest with the UK receiving 76% of its average seasonal rainfall*. But now is the perfect time to harvest rainwater ready for the summer ahead. 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” [...]

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How a livestock farm saved money with rainwater harvesting

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: 350 acres   Challenge The owner of Birch Hall Farm, [...]

Save money & meet environmental initiatives

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 your costs? You can recover [...]

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