Rainwater Harvesting System
Rainwater harvesting is a system of catching, storing and using rainwater. The British Isles has a climate that makes it the ideal place to make the most of this valuable resource.
Rainwater is commonly used for irrigation and plant watering, car washing and pressure washers, flushing toilets, supplying washing machines and many other non-potable water uses.
Using a rainwater harvesting system to watch rainwater helps to reduce demand on mains water, so less is taken from the environment.
Other benefits include:
- Metered tap water comes with a financial cost; rainwater harvesting equipment has a short repayment period so you save money.
- Having water available in summer months when hose pipe bans are often in effect.
- Plants and lawns prefer rainwater to chlorinated tap water.
- Rainwater is softer than most tap water so you need less soap for washing machines and car washing, there is also less lime scale with softer water so less water spots on the car and less damage in washing machines due to lime scale.
With many different products on the market from a simple water butt to a fully automated underground system that can be integrated into your existing plumbing, we can tailor our product selection to meet your requirements.
See our Rainwater Harvesting product menu for details of our complete systems and ancillaries.
You can make up your own system using any of our above ground or below ground water storage tanks coupled up to a booster pump and onward plumbing for taps, hoses or irrigation. Give us a call if you would like any advice.
Rainwater tank sizes are estimated using the expected rain fall (based in region) and the size of the roof used to collect the rain. If you have limited space, a smaller tank will work but you may not be taking full advantage of your roof collection area.