Rainwater harvesting is simply collecting rain which falls onto roofs, then storing it and using it as a free resource.
The advantages of rainwater harvesting are that it:
• Saves money by reducing your water usage
• A volume of water is kept out of the storm-water management system thereby helping to reduce flooding risks
• Gains Eco-homes rating points for your property,
• And rainwater is better for your garden as it has a balanced ph and is free of chemicals such as chlorine.
||Rainwater Harvesting Systems can be very simple such as a water butt located under a down pipe from your guttering that you use to fill a watering can or connect to an inexpensive syphon hose to water your garden.
At the other end of the scale these systems have large above or underground tanks, filters and pumps which will not only feed to your garden irrigation and car wash but also into all the non-potable uses inside your home such as toilets, washing machines and even showers and baths.
Some of the larger systems even have PV panels to generate the power to drive the pumping and water management systems that ensure that the system is topped up by mains water when rainwater is scarce.
English Eco Energy working in partnership with EEI UK Ltd has established itself over the years with commercial and domestic installations. Registered with the relevant UK governing bodies, ensures a quality service and peace of mind with every installation.