With water bills in England and Wales set to rise by 5.7% in April, payback on installing a rainwater harvesting system will now be shorter. The system used for Garth House includes a Carat 2700 litre tank installed underground. Rainwater stays cool and fresh underground and the tank takes up no space. The Carat tank comes in two halves to facilitate delivery and site handling. The Platin and Rondus tanks come in one piece but do not need to be dug in so deeply as the Carat. All tanks come in different sizes to cater for differing rainfall, catchment areas and household needs.
Garth House was also fitted with RainWater Harvesting Ltd’s energy-conscious Rain Director® gravity feed system. Rainwater is pumped from the main storage tank to a header tank in the loft space, and then gravity feeds down to where it is needed. With the unique Rain Director®, pump activity is reduced to the minimum thereby reducing electricity use and pump wear and tear.
It is hoped that rainwater harvesting will be just one of the many sustainable technologies to be integrated within the planned 5,000 home eco town development in northwest Bicester. The eco town development stems from the desire to make Bicester a better place to live, work and bring up a family. Over a year the net carbon dioxide emissions from all energy use within the buildings on the development should be zero or below.
Further information on all the products supplied by RainWater Harvesting Ltd is available by phone on 01733 405111, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the company’s website at www.rwhpro.co.uk