The construction phase of this project is now complete.

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EEL PROTECTION SCHEME

River Waveney (Shipmeadow, nr. Beccles)

The Eel Regulation Compliance project at the River Waveney in Shipmeadow 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 Waveney.

Update by Nicola Wigington

The new screens have been installed in the river and are now able to operate automatically, currently washing on a timed sequence once per day. The similar installation at our Belaugh site on the River Bure in Norfolk has been operating successfully for about eight weeks and so far we're really pleased with the performance. We'll continue to monitor and refine the washing cycles at each site to make sure they are working optimally and efficiently.

The Waveney site has now closed down for Christmas but we will be returning in January to complete works 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.

The attached photos are from the day the final (fourth) screen of the set was installed.

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

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