Rainwater Harvesting Systems
Rainwater harvesting systems are a great way to cut costs and save the environment at the same time.
Using modern engineering, rainwater is stored and distributed to all non-potable applications inside and outside the building. Rainwater harvesting is the collection of water from roofs for reuse in homes and businesses it can greatly reduce the amount of mains water used and the cost to the consumer. Rainwater collected is diverted via existing guttering, filtered and collected in above or below ground storage facilities and pumped to a point of use e.g. garden or for car washing.
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Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting Systems
If you pay for your water via a meter in any shape or form then this is a great way of saving money on your water bills. Domestic and business users can save a fortune on water bills, often paying for themselves within three or four years (see below for case studies). It can also help manage storm water run-off, turning a potential flood into pounds in the bank!
Commercial applications attract Enhanced Capital Allowance meaning that businesses can offset the costs of their system against any profits made in the same tax year.
New public and private commercial buildings are given a BREEAM (pronounced 'Brie-am') rating that gives a mark out of 100 for the environmental performance of a building. Rainwater harvesting boosts the BREEAM rating
So, whether you want a water butt connecting up or an all-singing all-dancing industrial size and strength solution, give us a call and we'll be happy to discuss installing and/or maintaining a system for you.
Beat The Water Meter
England has less water available per person than most other European Countries and climate change is forecast to have a two-fold impact on water resources. It will reduce the amount of water available for public supply and it will increase customer demand for water, particularly in the garden. Recently water demand has started to exceed supply and localised flooding is becoming an issue.
The Government in 2006 gave water companies the right to compulsorily meter all of its customers with the implementation of new legislation. This 'area of water scarcity' status means the water company will be able to accelerate its plan to switch existing customers over to water meters. Previously, the decision to install a water meter was voluntary, however with the introduction of this new legislation, customers will soon have no choice. The smart people are switching to rainwater harvesting right now, you probably should too!
Kingspan, a major supplier of rainwater harvesting systems has several case studies that show tangible benefits made from installing rainwater harvesting systems to domestic and business properties. Take a look here for case studies.
Uses: wash down, vehicle washing, irrigation, process, toilet flushing.
- Schools, Colleges, Universities
- Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels
- Industrial Estates
- Warehouses and Distribution Centres
- Plant Nurseries and Garden Centres
- Hospitals, Care Homes, Dental Practices, Clinics
- Housing Associations
Uses: toilet flush, hot water, garden irrigation, washing machines, car washing. Beat the hose-pipe ban for good!
- Existing Houses
- New Builds
- Self Builds
Uses: toilet flushing, wash down, irrigation.
- Farm Shops
- Holiday Accommodation