What is a reservoir?
A reservoir is classified in the Reservoirs Act 1975, as any body of water of 25000m³ or above, held in containment above surrounding ground levels. To make sure your reservoir conforms to this Act, all design and construction of new or redeveloped reservoirs has to be approved by a qualified engineer, who has been appointed to a panel deemed appropriate for the type of reservoir facility. Over the years many of our reservoir projects have fallen under this Act and we have been in a good position to offer a full service in design, construction, lining and pumping solutions.
A reservoir can help to ensure a stable water supply. It can give you a marketing advantage and add capital value to your business, but it can also be an expensive investment. With this in mind, it is always wise to plan carefully and weigh up the pros and cons before you make any commitment.
Water management and reservoir use
Reservoirs are in increasing demand, and so it is the responsibility of everyone – industry, domestic users, agriculture and amenity users - to care for and utilise water in a safe, resourceful manner. Both the government and the Environment Agency promote what they refer to as the ‘twin-track’ approach when it comes to water owners and users – this refers to developing new resources, as well as managing the demand.
Effective management of water demand is considered the best practice and will be a requirement for all licence applications, changes, and renewals in the future.
How can we help you keep your reservoir healthy?
Heathland Aquatic Engineering offer a superb range of services to help you keep your reservoir in tip-top condition from surveys to water management advice and supply and installation of aeration equipment. We provide a bespoke design and build service for aeration systems, if you need something more complex or a large range of floating and stationary aerators suitable for reservoirs.
We supply all equipment and our water management services to domestic and commercial clients throughout the United Kingdom. For more information and advice about any of our aeration products or water management services please email [email protected] or call 0800 3891990.