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Reservoir Construction

Client: Goatham & Son

Location: Howt Green, Sittingbourne

Service: Wetland Creation

Project Outline:

JPR Environmental were to design and build the reservoir with the plan being that it would fill with the winter’s rainfall.

Construction of a new farm reservoir at Howt Green in Sittingbourne

The farm belongs to Goatham & Sons, one of the largest apple and pear growers in the UK. The new reservoir will ensure that top quality fruits will be grown in the heart of Kent – often referred to as ‘The Garden of England’. 

Goatham & Sons contracted JPR Environmental to design and build the reservoir with the plan being that it would fill with the winter’s rainfall. This project involved large-scale earthworks and the movment of many 1000s of tonnes of soil.

Now that the reservoirs are in place, they can take the estimated 40,000 litres of rain that are likely to fall during the winter months, storing them for use next spring and summer. This project makes good business sense for Goatham providing ready irrigation for their apple crops, but it also provides good habitat for a number of species that thrive in wetlands – so it makes good sense for the environment too.

Services at JPR Environmental


We are experienced at creating well formed ecosystems with an aim of increasing biodiversity in an area.


We use multiply different methods for bank reconstruction and protection depending on project.


One of our core services involves designing, creating and maintaining wetland pond, lakes and reservoirs.


Enhancements is understanding that a location can house an environment and implementing it.


Desilting is the process of removing  silt, sludge and other materials that have deposited in the watercourse over time


Water treatment includes using reeds as part of the process in treating waste water and improving water treatment.

Habitat Creation

Erosion Control

Wetland Creation

Habitat Restoration


Water Treatment

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