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Wyevale Nurseries Starts work on new resevoir

20th September, 2022

Wyevale Nurseries starts work on new water resevoir

We’ve started work this month on a new reservoir to help us capture, save and recycle more water (September 2022).

We’re creating the new water conservation and storage system at our King’s Acre container site as part of our ongoing sustainability plans and annual environmental targets.

Fragile Resource

Steve Reed, our Production Director, Container Division, says: “As water becomes an increasingly fragile resource, we’re delighted to be installing this new reservoir to secure our long-term future. We currently recycle 34% of our water and are building this reservoir to dramatically improve this percentage.

“As part of our annual ISO 14001 accreditation, we have regular targets for recycling water and we’re at our maximum. Our last two years figures are similar, averaging at around 35,000 m³, which is still about 14 Olympic-sized swimming pools, but we are going to increase that figure with the extra storage.

Recycle more water

“In order to recycle more water, we need the new reservoir and gained planning permission to build one just before the pandemic hit, but we’ve only just been able to start work now. It’ll be fully lined and hold 20,000 m³ of water when full.

“It will also help us increase our water recycling ability from run-off from structures when we have rain and reduce our reliance on our onsite boreholes. It’s connected to our Container Tree Production site, which means we’ve already had to lay pipe under two roads in readiness for when the reservoir is working and in action.

Water conservation

“We’re proud holders of our ISO 14001 environmental accreditation and are always looking at ways of improving and innovating with regards our water conservation.”

Steve Reed Production Director Container Division
Steve Reed’s dog Nora inspecting the works as the new resevoir takes shape