They were the winners of the Environment Agency’s Chairman’s Award for Water Efficiency, the highest award available in the UK for their 100 per cent self-sufficient reservoir and water management system. They were also won the Farming and Horticulture award for the same project.
The naturally clay lined reservoir contains 5,000 Norfolk reeds, 10,000 fish, 24 different recorded species of wildlife, various varieties of plant life and holds 48 million pints of water. The water management workings are fully powered by 40 solar panels that run alongside a fully automated irrigation system.
The UK Water Efficiency Awards recognise the achievements of public, private and third sector organizations in promoting water efficiency, managing demand and saving water.