Rainwater harvesting is about collecting rain which falls onto roofs, storing it and then using it as a free resource!Rainwater harvesting offers many advantages, including:
- Saving you money by reducing your water usage
- Keeping water out of a storm-water management system, thereby helping to reduce the risk of flooding
- Gaining Eco-homes rating points for your property
- Being better for your garden as rainwater has a balanced ph and is free of chemicals such as chlorine
On a small scale, a rainwater harvesting system can be a very simple water butt located under a down pipe from your guttering. You might use that to fill a watering can or connect to a hose to water your garden.
Larger scale systems would incorporate tanks, either above or under ground, and include filters and pumps. Such systems will not only supply your garden irrigation and car wash but also non-portable uses inside your home such as toilets, washing machines - even showers or baths!
Bates Environmental can design and install rainwater harvesting systems to suit your exact requirements. We recommend the Well Water range of rainwater harvesting systems, which are available in many sizes for either outdoor or indoor/outdoor use. Please use the Enquiry form below to contact us for a no obligation quote.Tags: water, harvester, harvesting, garden, ground, irrigation, supply, non-portable, washing, rainwater, systems