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What Are Membrane & Clay Lined Reservoirs? 

Membrane lined reservoirs are reservoirs that are lined with a waterproof polythene like material or rubber, clay-lined reservoirs are as the name suggests – lined with clay. Where clay is abundant locally, the entire reservoir is usually constructed entirely from clay. The reservoirs are more commonly used to store water, liquids, solids, agricultural water and treated water.

Why Is It Important To Desilt Reservoirs?

Membrane lined reservoirs are reservoirs that are lined with a waterproof polythene like material or rubber, clay-lined reservoirs are as the name suggests – lined with clay. Where clay is abundant locally, the entire reservoir is usually constructed entirely from clay. The reservoirs are more commonly used to store water, liquids, solids, agricultural water and treated water.

 

Is It Better To Desilt or To Dredge Reservoirs?

Clay lined reservoirs can be dredged, or silt pumped (desilted) however lined reservoirs require a little more caution. Dredging can be extremely detrimental to membraned lined reservoirs as the methods involved and the machinery used could tear the lining of the reservoir causing water to seep through and leak leaving your reservoir in need of repair. 

Businesses can do without this kind of disruption and should consider silt pumping as an alternative method to dredging. 

How Do You Desilt A Reservoir?

Jex Plant UK Ltd is the only company in the UK that has the equipment and expertise to desilt membrane or clay-lined reservoirs without causing damage to the membrane. 

Using our unique silt pumping methods, we can remove the silt from your reservoir quickly and easily. We are genuinely the membrane or clay-lined reservoir desilting experts that can assist with all of your desilting requirements!

What Happens To Silt Removed From Reservoirs?

Can you retain the silt or dispose of it? Our removal methods for silt and sludge mean that you can actually use your silt as a fertiliser and spread it on your fields and plants or store it immediately after pumping it for future use. It can also be transported offsite and disposed of for you or used to increase the fauna around the reservoir by installing a planting bed of silt around the edge of it. There are many options available. 

What Are The Advantages Of Silt Pumping Reservoirs?

Removal of the silt is required when a build-up in the reservoir is created by the degradation of dead plant leaves and other organic material along with runoff from nearby fields.

In comparison to silt dredging, the key benefit of silt pumping is that it’s cheaper, needs fewer equipment, human resources and is more environmentally friendly. This often avoids the rips and damage to lined reservoirs caused by machinery.

If the silt is not extracted, the capacity of the water depth will be reduced, and this may result in possible flooding, sediment build-up and then decomposition odours occurring which could be off putting to your potential customers and investors. 

How Much Does Silt Pumping A Reservoir Cost?

It is considerably cheaper than silt dredging because silt pumping requires less equipment, manpower and takes less time to achieve.

We have the skills, experience and equipment at JEX Plant Uk Ltd to help you save money compared to the cost of conventional dredging and dumping methods.

Why Hire A Desilting Contractor?

Being the only company in the UK that can desilt lined reservoirs in the UK, hiring us as your contractor seems self-explanatory. We invest heavily in our equipment, and our professional on-site specialists take care of everything for you, so you don’t have to get your hands dirty. Leave it to the experts. 

About Us

Jex Plant UK Ltd is a British silt pumping and dredging company covering the entire UK.

We are located in Kings Lynn and are proud to provide nationwide coverage as well as providing coverage to locals and customers in our local counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire (East Anglia), Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent.

We are specialists in dredging and desilting of reservoirs, lakes as well as silt disposal, silt dredging, and silt pumping work in wetlands, lakes and all other waterways. We are always considerate of our surroundings, wildlife and the environment.

Should you require Reservoir Dredging or Reservoir Desilting services or would like to hire a contractor, then please contact us to discuss your requirements. We are always happy to discuss our unique dredging methods & how they can benefit you.

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