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Draft PPS18: Renewable Energy
Annex 1 Small Hydro Planning Issues: Operational Disturbance

E30. Once in operation, small hydro schemes require little maintenance. A weekly visit is usually all that is required, and a well-constructed remotely operated plant may demand less frequent visits. Depending on the design, daily cleaning of the trashrack may be required during autumn, but self-cleaning screens are increasingly common.
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