It is alarming how much of the earth is covered with water, and yet only 1% can actually be utilised for human consumption. This is why we hold large reservoirs that can really suffer during the summer months with people watering their gardens and the like.
However, the water that we take from the tap is for drinking and bathing, yet throughout the country we will also use this for washing the car, watering the garden, flushing the toilet and washing our clothing.
Take a look at some of the uses and practicalities listed below to better understand how, where and why you might want to consider rainwater harvesting.
Once installation is complete, the process of maintenance is simple and largely self-contained. The whole process is based upon a simple technique of channeling and collecting the rain that will run off the roof of your home, barn or other outbuildings.
The use of the water is totally up to you; water needn’t be purified if it is merely being used for car washing and watering the garden.
Water Bill Reduction
Families and even small businesses spend a reasonably large sum of money on their water bill, and equally this is costly in terms of purifying and filtering the water for consumption.
By reducing the use of commercially filtered and treated water, the water bill can be noticeably reduced.
Some of the most frequent and largest percentages of home uses are listed below, based on a years use by a family:
- Flushing the loo (54,000 litres)
- Showers, the bathroom (54,000 litres)
- Washing machines (40,500 litres)
- Dishwashers and kitchen (27,000 litres)
- Garden and other outside uses (94,000 litres)
This is an astonishing amount of water being used for things other than human consumption, but needing to be treated the same.
Reduces Floods and Soil Erosion
During the rainy season (most days in the UK), rainwater is collected in large water storage tanks which also helps in reducing flooding, if you are in a low-lying area.
The collecting of this water, is free from pesticides and fertilisers, allowing the longevity of soil and earth where the water is used.
If you would like any further information about our water storage tanks then why not get in touch with us today, we’d be more than happy to have a chat and go through your needs.