As demand for food and water continues to increase and as our weather patterns become more unpredictable, long dry spells and summer droughts can spell disaster for farmers and their crops.
There is therefore an urgent need for a more flexible and positive approach to abstracting and storing water on farms.
Reservoirs allow farms to guarantee the supply of water and meet the specifications expected by retail chains. Up to 40% of farmers currently irrigate their farms using reservoirs.
Consulting Engineers, Calvert Brain and Fraulo Ltd of King’s Lynn, Norfolk have been involved in the design and construction of more than twenty five farm reservoirs since 1995.
The popularity of building reservoirs increased dramatically when funding became available through the East of England Development Agency (EEDA). Funding is likely to be available again in 2012 through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), part of the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
This website is designed to assist anybody contemplating the construction of a Farm Reservoir. Further more detailed advice can be obtained by contacting Roy Brain or Mike Calvert at the offices of Calvert Brain & Fraulo Ltd.