Put simply, rainwater harvesting is simply the technique of collecting filtered water that falls on to the roof of a building, and storing it ready for re-use.
With water prices rising and the continually increasing demand for water consumption, more and more businesses are realising the benefits of harvesting rainwater. There is also a growing desire and consumer demand for companies to operate more sustainably and to reduce their impact upon our environment.
Rainwater harvesting offers not only a solution to reducing demands on water supplies, but can also give significant financial benefits, in some cases saving £1000’s year on year. With many new commercial buildings being constructed to meet the requirements of BREEAM, rainwater harvesting is becoming increasingly commonplace and is now a well tried and tested technology.
Rainwater harvesting systems for commercial and industrial buildings are generally bigger, more sophisticated versions of those used for domestic situations.