As the NFU Scotland slams proposals from Environmental Regulation (Scotland) Charging Scheme, some of the worst hit by the price hikes are poultry and pig farmers. Peterborough-based plastic water tank specialist, Enduramaxx, helps farmers to minimise their wastewater expenditure and to make additional savings through rainwater harvesting.
With increases including a 596 per cent increases in the charge for a technical variation to a Pollution Prevention Control (PPC) permit and an 81 per cent increase for large PPC permits, poultry and pig farmers will be particularly affected. With wastewater disposal and management being a significantly high overhead for pig farmers, Enduramaxx supplies a range of cone bottom tanks that enable farmers to process and store their wastewater effectively and affordably.
Enduramaxx cone bottom tanks safely store large volumes of wastewater up to 17,000 litres. Their robust design comprises a single piece of ribbed and moulded, UV-stabilised polyethylene, keeping their contents safe and secure from leakage. Available in a number of varying degree conical bottoms, sludge and impurities from wastewater sinks to the bottom where it can be drained away.
In addition to PPC price hikes, Scottish growers will also be affected as their water abstraction licences are set to increase by 20 per cent, a figure that grossly overtakes inflation rates and an increase that the NFU believes should be withdrawn. Having been a regularly debated topic over the last two of years, Enduramaxx has been helping growers and farmers across the country to protect themselves against abstraction restrictions and impending mains water price hikes through the adoption of rainwater harvesting techniques.
Enduramaxx manufactures large water tanks that store up to 30,000 litres or roof rainwater run-off. Designed to the same high standards as Enduramaxx cone bottom tanks, Enduramaxx rainwater tanks are made from a very robust, ribbed, UV-stabilised polyethylene design meaning that rainwater is kept in optimum conditions for when it is most needed throughout growing seasons and for general cleaning purposes.
Those wishing to learn more about managing wastewater and rainwater harvesting should visit www.enduramaxx.co.uk.
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