Rainwater Harvesting

Rain water harvesting can be as simple as having a water butt in the garden or as complicated as a complete system that uses all the rain water and purifies it for every purpose in the home.
The average family in a four bedroom house uses approximately 280 litres of water per day. The average 4 bedroomed house can collect over 100,000 litres of water per year.
Most rainwater harvesting systems for households use an underground tank. These tanks are very strong and come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit all applications.
Rain water harvesting is becoming more popular as a way of reducing water bills and avoiding hosepipe bans. It is possible to have a simple system that supplies all the water for things like washing and toilets and baths etc or it can be purified to supply all of your household needs.
As well as or instead of collecting rain water, it is possible to have a system that uses Grey water. This is water that has been used as bath or shower water. This can be cleaned and used again for those purposes and for flushing the toilet. This can place less of a strain on a septic tank and reduce the treatment costs. Also if you have a site that is not really suitable for a septic tank because of poor drainage, this could be the answer.