EEL PROTECTION SCHEME

River Blackwater (Langford)

The Eel Regulation Compliance project at the River Blackwater in Langford is for installation of eel friendly screening equipment at our abstraction point on the river. The work is driven by the need for Essex & Suffolk Water to comply with the Eels Regulations (2009) and will improve the biodiversity value in the River Blackwater.

Update by ESW Project Manager

Langford Mill Eel Screen Update

The installation works have started on site this week so if you're in the area you may notice our contract team busy in and around the Mill building. The majority of the works this week have been inside the Mill working on the electrical installation whcih will continue into next week.

The screen fabrication team will be on site next week to start assembling the screen itself. The installation into the river is planned for the week beginning Monday 17th January, weather permitting. We will be working with the EA Fisheries team again to safely lower the river level and make sure any fish in the vicinity are protected. Lowering the water will allow the screen to be set in place without the need for divers working underwater.

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