This is not meant to be a trick question because the answer is No… but why is that? Collecting rainwater is not regulated in the slightest but what you do with it afterwards most certainly is if you intend to pipe it into a building or make it available for public consumption. The critical…Details
Projected UK population increases over the coming 25 years could place the country’s water network under severe strain, warned the head of the Environment Agency Sir James Bevan in a presentation to the Waterwise conference in London in March 2019.
An increasing number of households in the UK are being built or retrofitted with rainwater harvesting systems for use with greywater appliances – including washing machines, toilets and garden sprinklers. While this makes obvious economic sense during the rainy days of autumn and winter, do the sums still hold up in spring and summer?
As part of our company’s continuing development, customers can now order products directly through our Rainharvesting Online Store. Access the store through the main menu on our site, and select from a range of products including pumps, filters, control systems and accessories.
The concept of harvesting rainwater is quite simple: capture – filter – store – distribute. It’s a financially- and environmentally-attractive proposition, since roughly 27% of the domestic mains water we pay for is literally flushed down the toilet. The key for installing successful rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems is in the quality of the components and…Details
Do I Really Need To Pay Attention To The British Code of Practice for Rainwater Harvesting Systems – BS EN 16941-1:2018?
The British Code of Practice for Rainwater Harvesting systems (BS 8515) that was in force since 2009 was superseded in 2018 by BS EN 16941-1:2018. For professionals in the architectural, design and construction industries as well as suppliers of rainwater harvesting systems, appreciating its thrust and recommendations is a must. Failure to adopt it at…Details
Farming and animal husbandry as an industry consumes considerable volumes of water; not just for livestock drinking water but also for general cleaning purposes such as hosing down vehicles or cleaning pathways and sleeping quarters. Depending on the type of establishment (e.g. dairy, beef cattle, stud farm etc.) consumption per animal can be as high…Details
Fortunately, we in the UK are subject to light regulation when it comes to harvesting our plentiful rainfall. This is in contrast with countries such as the USA where legislation sometimes seems to vary at county level. However, how that water is utilised and piped into buildings is sensibly regulated. This is to avoid any…Details
Filters are the key component in rainwater harvesting systems that remove the majority of contaminants, from twigs and leaves right down to microscopic debris. Which filter type to choose depends on the volume of water being collected, with large commercial systems requiring more complex devices than relatively simpler domestic systems.
Here in the UK, we are lucky that rainwater harvesting is not heavily regulated or even outlawed as it is in some US states. The regulations focus almost entirely on health aspects by keeping non-potable harvested water completely and safely separate from drinking water. The harvesting and collection mechanisms themselves are not regulated, merely the…Details