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EEL PROTECTION SCHEME

River Bure (Belaugh)

The Eel Regulation Compliance project at the River Bure in Belaugh 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 Bure.

Update by Nicola Wigington

The new screens are fully installed, commissioned and have successfully passed through a 28 day trial period. The screens are operating really well and so far haven't experienced any heavy loading of debris so the cleaning system is only being called to operate on a timed basis, twice per day. We're really pleased with the performance and will continue to monitor it and optimise the process so it operates as infrequently as possible.

The site has now closed down for Christmas but we will be returning in January to complete the groundworks inside the compound area and remove the old drum screens from the pumping station site. The majority of site-based works should be completed by the end of February.

I wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and New Year!

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