If you have any questions which aren't answered in our FAQs below please feel free to contact us.
Why harvest rainwater?
Harvesting rainwater is a simple and effective way of reducing our impact on the environment as well as reducing water bills. At the moment, rainwater is captured, treated and delivered miles from where it will ultimately be used and much of it is wasted on flushing the toilet. It is a little known fact that for many households the supply of rainwater falling on a roof is of the same order of the flushing demand of the household. All our systems are optimised to provide a pay back of less than 10 years.
How much water is saved?
This depends on a number of factors and what package is adopted. For a typical household in, for example, Manchester UK, a basic system will deliver up to 90% of the flushing demand which is the equivalent to 27% reduction in water usage!
What can I use the water for?
The water can be used for irrigation, flushing the toilet and supply for the the washing machine as long as appropriate filtration has taken place.
What happens when it doesn't rain?
Our systems and packages are unique and innovative as they have a no-power operated mains back up system. This is achieved through a special valve which detects when the water level is low in the tank and allows the tank to be topped up to a preset low level. There will always be water in the tank when it is dry and there will always be storage available if it is then to rain following a dry period.
How will it affect my toilet and washing machine?
Harvested rainwater is soft and so the washing machine will not build up internal limescale, which shortens its lifespan. An additional benefit in hard water areas is that less detergent is required which means less money spent and fewer pollutants released into the environment..
Is there a risk of contamination?
No is the short answer. There is no opportunity for the mains potable supply to mix with the rainwater supply since an air gap is established between both systems.