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Cattle Water Troughs

Being a farm and cattle owner, it’s crucial to understand the importance of supplying your herd with fresh, clean, easily-accessed water. It’s also imperative and often overlooked- to provide enough. Read on to find out how much water your herd needs, the options and features our range of cattle water troughs offer, and how to set them up correctly on your farm. Importance & Level of Cattle Hydration Understanding the level at which cattle need to hydrate is essential to

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Rainwater Harvesting – Environmental & Economic Benefits

Rainwater Harvesting – Environmental & Economic Benefits

Rainwater harvesting is an alternative to the normal water supply used throughout Ireland.  This process of rainwater collection comes from reservoirs or groundwater based supplies from wells. Rainwater harvesting will help to manage stormwater runoff to prevent erosion, flooding and poor water quality in our lakes and streams. If water harvesting was embraced it should in the longer term reduce municipal demand to the extent that it would be unnecessary to build new public water sourcing projects. In urban settings,

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Why is Rain Water Harvesting Important?

Why is Rain Water Harvesting Important?

One of the easiest ways to save water is to simply collect it, and that’s a practice that is referred to as rainwater harvesting. Rainwater harvesting is essentially the collection of rainwater in large tanks (like a cistern) that’s then transferred to containers until it’s needed for use. In most cases, the water is used directly from these containers without being purified or filtered. This practise first became popular as a method to collect and store water in areas where

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How to Save Water at Home

Saving water is always a good idea as it’s great for the environment and for your budget too. Wasting water is exactly that – waste – so we should try to avoid it in whatever way we can. The following tips provide some advice on the best ways to help save water at home, though you may also be able to think of other ways too: 1. Use water tanks The one fairly obvious way to save water is to

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4 Things To Know About Your Septic System

4 Things To Know About Your Septic System

Whether you are just recently installed a septic system, have purchased a home with a septic system or have one on site on your property for many years, you need to take ownership for ensuring you have some knowledge about how the system works. There are experts available to resolve issues and carry out maintenance but a little knowledge goes a long way. Being able to identify potential problems with septic tanks as soon as possible as well as understanding

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What is Precast Concrete and Why Use it?

What is Precast Concrete and Why Use it?

If you don’t know all that much about concrete, then chances are that precast concrete doesn’t ring any bells and you may assume that it’s the same thing as normal concrete. However, they are two very different products and they have very different uses. Precast concrete comes with a lot of advantages too. So, what exactly is precast concrete? Precast concrete, in contrast to normal concrete (insitu concrete), is not poured into its mould on site. Precast concrete is designed

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Septic Tanks Dos and Don’ts

A large number of homes have a septic tank on their property but, while they are very common, not many people know much about a septic tank other than it’s where waste goes. So first we are going to start with a short definition of what a septic tank really is according to the EPA: “Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralised sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and proven technology

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What is a Pump Sump & How Does it Work?

What is a Pump Sump & How Does it Work?

We need to start off this article by pointing out that there’s a difference between a sump pump and a pump sump, and it’s important not to get the two terms confused. A sump pump is a vital piece of pumping equipment used to help prevent flooding in buildings that have basements and crawlspaces. They’re specially designed to be submersible and usually have safety features above and beyond those included on a regular pump used for other purposes. A pump

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Choosing a Feeding & Water Trough

Choosing a Feeding & Water Trough

Raising livestock in modern Ireland is no small feat. Nowadays farmers are taking care of more and more animals and are striving to do the best for their livestock in the most efficient way possible. A water trough is an essential piece of farming equipment and the type of trough a farmer chooses can have a huge impact on their bottom line and on the welfare of their animals. With so many choices on the market today, you’ll want to

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How Can Slurry Be Used Around the House?

While slurry is normally only used in agricultural environments, it is possible to use this nutrient rich fertiliser around the house to encourage the healthy growth of gardens and plants. Let’s take a closer look at slurry, and how it can be used to benefit non-agricultural land and gardens. What is Slurry? For many years, slurry was produced in a slurry pit, a hole or effluent storage tank which collects all the animal waste. This waste is usually cow manure

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