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Rain Harvesting Cheshire

Rain Harvesting Cheshire

Rainwater harvesting can be as simple as attaching a water butt to the down pipe from your gutters, and using the water you collect to water the garden on wash the car. At the other end of the scale, it can be a pumped system that uses rainwater for toilet flushing and clothes washing, as well as outdoor uses.

The principle is simple. Water from your roof is channeled via your drainpipes to a storage tank. If you want to use it in your home the water will pass through a filter. More sophisticated installations need a control system to monitor water levels and work the pump.

A system that feeds the home will need mains back up that cuts in automatically when the storage tank runs dry. The plumbing from the system must be kept separate from the mains system and labeled. The storage tank can be at ground level, but it is preferable to bury it, both because it looks better, and to protect it against frost.

Cheshire Rain Harvesting

The water we get through the mains system is cleaned to drinking standard, a process that has significant associated carbon emissions. However, only about half of the water we use needs to be cleaned to this standard.

Rainwater can be used for:

  • Toilet flushing
  • Clothes washing machines
  • Watering the garden
  • Washing the car and other outside uses

For more information call 01625 471581