We all enjoy and rely on easy access to clean and fresh water. However, sometimes we can take our water for granted.
The rainwater harvesting is one of the most natural ways of saving water.
Fresh water is an extremely limited and precious resource. In fact, less than 3% of all water on the planet is considered "fresh". During the 21st century, it is estimated that the demand for water is going to increase dramatically, to such an extent that the government is now looking at more sustainable approaches for water conservation.
Rainwater Harvester captures and stores large quantities of rainwater for you to use in toilets, washing machines and in the garden.
More and more builders are finding that rainwater harvester help with planning permission, make houses more marketable. Systems are easy and quick to install.
How much water can be saved?
Households can expect to save up to 50% of their water consumption by installing a rainwater harvesting system. As the average person uses around 140L of water per day, you could save up to 70L of fresh drinking water per day per person:
Flushing the toilets
|Cleaning the car and other outside cleaning|
All of the water needed for these can be met with filtered rainwater.
DUAL FLUSH WC
According to experts approximately 30% of our water is flushed down the toilet. One of the main reasons for this is the number of water inefficient toilets.
Statistics estimate that on average the toilet uses 9 litres per flush, with many of the older, less efficient toilets using as much as 13 litres per flush.
Eco friendly toilets reduce the amount of water used per flush to between 2 - 4 litres by using innovative dual flush technology which vastly reduces the amount of water required for the ‘perfect’ flush by up to 60%.
By using water efficient WCs in domestic and commercial applications homeowners and businesses can make a significant difference to the water conservation cause
FIX WATER LEAKS
A leaky tap or toilet cistern that drips every second can waste up to 10,000 litres of water a year. To save water, fix leaky taps and toilet cisterns in your home
USE DISHWASHERS AND WASHING MACHINES ON FULL LOADS
A full load uses less water and energy per kilogram than a partial one. Try to only use these appliances when they’re full to save overall water use.
USE WATER WISELY IN YOUR HOME
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth and put a plug in the sink to save water while you shave or wash. Keeping track of your shower time can make a big difference to your household water use. A shower timer can help with this.
SAVE WATER IN THE GARDEN
Make your garden more water efficient by putting in plants that are suitable to local conditions, such as natives.
Use mulch around your plants to retain moisture and less watering will be needed.
Capture rainwater in a rain barrel for use in the garden and for washing cars. A rain barrel can reduce your demand for town supply water by up to 20 per cent.
CHOOSE WATER EFFIECIENT PRODUCTS
Choose water efficient products, such as washing machines, dishwashers, shower heads, toilets and taps to save water in your home. A low-flow shower head can reduce water flow by nearly half while still producing the same pressure. Look out for the water efficiency labels on products.
More efficient hot water use can also save you money on your power bill.