7 reasons why reed bed maintenance is essential

Reed beds are natural filtration systems crucial for conserving water quality. However, like any other wastewater asset, they must be regularly looked after to do their job correctly.

Unfortunately, reed beds are often neglected until a problem occurs, such as a pollution incident.

Alastair Pentland, Environmental Operations Manager at Oren Environmental, has outlined the seven reasons why routine reed bed maintenance is essential.

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Protecting a beauty spot from polluted mine water

Protecting a beauty spot from polluted mine water

Our client

Our client is a county council in the UK.

The location is a woodland park with a canal. An area of natural beauty, the site was once home to a colliery that opened in the mid-nineteenth century. Today it’s a popular spot for hikers, dog walkers, joggers, cyclists, and picnickers.

The reed bed is part of an unmaintained treatment scheme built in the nineties. Once cleaned, the abandoned mine water from the former colliery is used to fill the canal to maintain its level.

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We’re always better together – the Betterment programme

The Betterment Programme, run by Operations Manager Charlie Anderson, sees three areas of Severn Trent Services come together to increase our service offering to our customers.

It involves Oren Environmental, which is expanding its team to offer grounds maintenance services for our Ministry of Defence contract managed by our Water Services Contracts team. They’ll also deliver asset condition grading services – on the buildings and civil engineering side – to assist our Central Support Services team.

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Severn Trent Services announces Robin Phillips as Head of Sustainability

Robin Phillips, who’s worked for Severn Trent Services for over 25 years, is the organisation’s first Head of Sustainability.

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Amanda’s Sri Lankan adventure

Severn Trent Services’ Amanda Bagri recently had an unforgettable trip of a lifetime, doing charity work in Sri Lanka.

It was something of a change of scenery for Coventry-based Amanda, who works as a Continuous Improvement Analyst on the Water Contracts Team. She took two weeks out of her busy schedule to visit the South Asian country, taking part in several charity projects.

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Global Recycling Day – 18th March 2022

Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to recognise the importance recycling plays in preserving the future of our planet. The Global Recycling Foundation believe that recycling is a global issue and to think of the planet as resources, not waste.

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Environmental and Social Governance (ESG)

Today, we wanted to write to you about ESG or to give it its full and rather snappy title, Environmental and Social Governance. But first, a few questions: what is ESG, why is it important, how is it measured and what are we doing about it in Severn Trent? If you already know the answers, you are ahead of the game, so well done. If you don’t know the answers but are keen on finding out more, don’t worry, it’s where the majority of us are.

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