The Eels (England and Wales) Regulations 2009 came into force in January 2010). The regulations require all surface water abstractions of more than 20m3/d to be fitted with suitable eel screens by 2021.
The project was an £11.4 million challenging batch of eight unique intake screens delivered throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire as part of Severn Trent Water National Environment Programme to ensure best practice and compliance with the Eels Regulations 2009.
With all sites, structures and abstractions being unique, along with challenging underwater construction methods and significant challenges overcome during the delivery of the batch the works, best practice has been achieved for the client, Severn Trent Water, and wider environmental benefits protecting fish and eel stocks where these screens have been installed.
Three Winning Facts:
- Best practice screens for client & Environment Agency bringing environmental benefits.
- Excellent delivery of batch with each site unique difficulties.
- Excellent project delivery overcoming challenges with delivery team and wider supply chain.