Why choose Rainwater Harvesting?
Rainwater harvesting is an effective way to conserve water and reduce water bills. It can also help reduce the strain on municipal water supplies, reduce flooding, and improve water quality. Additionally, it can help reduce the amount of pollutants entering local waterways, and can be used to irrigate gardens and lawns.
What size Rainwater tank do i need?
The size of the rain water tank you need depends on several factors, including the amount of rainfall in your area, the size of your roof, and the amount of water you plan to use. To determine the size of the tank you need, you should first calculate the amount of water you collect. This can be done by multiplying the square footage of your roof by the amount of rainfall in your area. Once you have this number, you can then determine the size of the tank required.
Does the rainwater collected in the rainwater tank remain fresh?
No, the rainwater collected in the rainwater tank will not remain fresh. Over time, the water will become stagnant and may contain bacteria and other contaminants. It is important to regularly clean and maintain the tank to ensure the water remains safe for use.
Can I install a rainwater tank under my drive?
When combined with a cast or concrete cover, many underground tanks are suitable for vehicle or HGV loading. There are therefore virtually no restrictions on how the ground above them is used.
Is rain water drinkable
Rainwater is generally NOT safe to drink, as it can contain contaminants such a bird droppings and airborne particles that the rainwater passes on roof tops making it unsafe to drink.
Water Neutrality... what is it?
A water neutral premise will not add to the overall water demand of an area and will have a net zero impact on the mains water supply. The aim of water neutrality is to minimise the impact on existing water resources, infrastructure, and the environment. Offsetting for a particular project should link to the same water resource zone for which the water resources are being abstracted. Water neutrality can be applied to both existing and new buildings across a range of scales from individual homes through to developments or regions. The concept can be applied to products and businesses as well but this guide focuses on new builds specifically. Water neutrality is calculated over a particular time period, such as 10 or 20 years. The definition of water neutrality is: For every new development, water demand should first be minimised then any remaining water demand offset, so that the total demand on the public water supply in a defined region is the same after development as it was before. Read more here in Waterwise's Water Neutrality Practical Guidance document