A Homeowners Guide to Rainwater Harvesting


A Homeowners Guide to Rainwater Harvesting

If you’ve been in the UK as of late you will know we’ve been having some very adverse weather conditions, from scorching heat to torrential downpours and we all know which one we preferred here!

However, for some home-owners, these torrential downpours bring untold benefits by providing their home with an ample supply of rainwater that can be repurposed for your home or your garden provided you know how to collect it.

WHAT IS RAINWATER HARVESTING

Rainwater harvesting is the collection of rainwater either with a direct system or an indirect system. This water would otherwise have gone directly into the drainage system or been lost through evaporation. Once collected the water can be used for multiple purposes which include toilet flushing, garden watering and even using your washing machine

WHY USE A RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM?

Despite the fact that it seems to rain a lot in the UK, our water resources are under pressure for a number of reasons. This is due to the demand for water rising as the population is increasing, lifestyles are changing and the impacts of our changing climate are becoming clearer.

However, any Rainwater Harvesting system will reduce your dependence on your mains water supply and relieve pressure on available supplies. Not only that but reducing the volume of mains water supplied means less water it’s taken from lakes and rivers and more is left to benefit the ecosystems and help sustain the water environment

MAINTAINING YOUR RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM

As with any renewable technology system, regular maintenance ensures optimum performance and increase its lifespan so you can continue to use your system with no issues

Signs that your Rainwater Harvesting system hasn’t been maintained properly include, dirty and discolored water, odour, bacteria such as Legionella, inefficient or damaged pumps, damaged filters and inaccurate gauge readings.

However, it may even be that the rainwater recycling system is not even operational or functional, therefore it is no longer saving you money on your water bill! Luckily as renewable technology specialists, here at Ecolution, we have had years of experience maintaining these systems which will ensure you continue to make effective long-term savings on your water!

Get in touch with our team to discuss our service and maintenance options today and we will be happy to discuss how to maintain your system

If you’ve been in the UK as of late you will know we’ve been having some very adverse weather conditions, from scorching heat to torrential downpours and we all know which one we preferred here!

However, for some home-owners, these torrential downpours bring untold benefits by providing their home with an ample supply of rainwater that can be repurposed for your home or your garden provided you know how to collect it.

WHAT IS RAINWATER HARVESTING

Rainwater harvesting is the collection of rainwater either with a direct system or an indirect system. This water would otherwise have gone directly into the drainage system or been lost through evaporation. Once collected the water can be used for multiple purposes which include toilet flushing, garden watering and even using your washing machine

WHY USE A RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM?

Despite the fact that it seems to rain a lot in the UK, our water resources are under pressure for a number of reasons. This is due to the demand for water rising as the population is increasing, lifestyles are changing and the impacts of our changing climate are becoming clearer.

However, any Rainwater Harvesting system will reduce your dependence on your mains water supply and relieve pressure on available supplies. Not only that but reducing the volume of mains water supplied means less water it’s taken from lakes and rivers and more is left to benefit the ecosystems and help sustain the water environment

MAINTAINING YOUR RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM

As with any renewable technology system, regular maintenance ensures optimum performance and increase its lifespan so you can continue to use your system with no issues

Signs that your Rainwater Harvesting system hasn’t been maintained properly include, dirty and discolored water, odour, bacteria such as Legionella, inefficient or damaged pumps, damaged filters and inaccurate gauge readings.

However, it may even be that the rainwater recycling system is not even operational or functional, therefore it is no longer saving you money on your water bill! Luckily as renewable technology specialists, here at Ecolution, we have had years of experience maintaining these systems which will ensure you continue to make effective long-term savings on your water!

Get in touch with our team to discuss our service and maintenance options today and we will be happy to discuss how to maintain your system

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