In order to protect our natural habitats, villages, towns and cities, local rivers need to be well managed and kept in good order to prevent and reduce the risks of flooding and the subseqent damage that it causes. Part of keeping a river in good condition includes dredging, which helps keep water volumes high and flow levels moving, which in turn reduces the risks to flooding, damage to surrounding landscapes and drains blocking.
Aside from the obvious advantages of good river maintenance, we also need to keep rivers clean and beautiful so that we can all enjoy them. This includes keeping them navigable for boating and accessible and attractive for those who simply enjoy walking by them or fishing, as all of these leisure pursuits are best experienced on a clean waterway.
The rivers in the UK form a vast network, adjacent to a variety of different habitats from rural to built-up areas and both can be vulnerable to a “heavy approach” to dredging.
At Ponds UK – Aquatic Management Ltd we have years of experience and knowledge of dredging rivers in all locations, with an outstanding background and expertise in all forms of dredging techniques. On most occasions, excavation has been the method requested by local councils, trusts and environment agency offices. On others though, it has been necessary to use hydraulic pumping methods, as this causes less disturbance to the surrounding areas, i.e. with dredging from the bank .
We have a strong fleet of long reach machines available alongside floating dredging equipment, which includes pontoons, boats and barges. Hydraulic dredging equipment is also available if required for specialist applications.
We supply all equipment and our River Dredging services to domestic and commercial clients throughout the United Kingdom. For more information and advice about any of our products or river management and consultancy services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 4725524 or 01206 620211.