At OverWater we are keen to promote responsible and sustainable boating. Our environment is your environment – it is ours for only a lifetime and we feel we all have a shared responsibility to keep our impact on it to a minimum and to try to enhance it where we can.
We have been audited by The Green Blue, a joint British Marine Federation and Royal Yachting Association initiative and have achieved the ICOMIA Clean Marina standard. You can find out about helping your environment whilst boating by clicking HERE
We provide a range of recycling facilities on the Marina itself and can point you in the direction of further facilities in Audlem and beyond. A Battery Bank for smaller batteries (sorry no car batteries) is available in the Marina Reception.
We stock a range of Ecover products and environmentally friendly boat cleaners and toilet chemicals In the Marina Reception.
Our building is heated by a ground source heat pump and solar panels. These provide all the hot water for our showers and the heat for our underfloor heating. You can read more about this in The Green Blue's The Green Guide for Marinas by clicking here.
We also generate some of our own electricity using solar photo voltaic panels on our workshop roof.
Overwater was designed to provide fantastic moorings as well as creating a range of habitats to enhance the environment. Behind each set of moorings we have created shallows for fish to spawn in and have soft edged planting to encourage butterflies and dragonflies. We have planted over 8,000 hedge plants, around 200 hundred trees and a range of wild-flowers on the island.
We have regular sightings of buzzard, hobby, coot, moor hen, kingfisher, little owl, lapwing, reed bunting, woodpigeon and many more as well as brown hare. We now also have two barn owl boxes. Find out more about Swans in Cheshire by following Cheshire Swan Blog. Our Barn Owl boxes were supplied by the South Cheshire Barn Owl Group.