Rainwater Harvesting Systems - How Can They Save You Money?

Water is something many of us take for granted, in fact, on average each person in the UK uses 150 litres of water per day*. This may seem excessive, but if we look at the amount of times a day we rely on water to perform everyday tasks, from washing clothes to washing our hands, it’s easy to see how this amount adds up. It’s also important not to forget that this is only the average amount of water used each day per person, and of course, for households with more than this, the figure quickly multiplies; for the average family of four you can expect to use around 1638 litres per week

So how can I save water?

If you are trying to save water, whether it’s to reduce your water bill or to reduce your environmental footprint, installing a brett martin rainwater harvesting system will turn the natural production of rainwater into a perfectly suitable source for washing clothes, flushing toilets, watering gardens and cleaning your car! Not only does this save you money on household bills, but it also helps to reduce the environmental impact made from your household.

How will it help me?

With a home rainwater harvesting system, up to 50% of the water required for home use could be supplied from rainwater, which could mean slicing your water bill in half! Using more water via natural means may also give you a clearer conscience, as you’ll be helping to reduce your enviromental.

How Does it Work?

There are various types of rainwater harvesting systems available, Brett Martin rainwater harvesting systems sit underground out of sight, however there is a control unit that will be located inside your home. As rainwater naturally falls into your home’s guttering and downpipes, it then enters the rainwater harvesting tank through a debris filter. The rainwater is then collected in the harvesting tank, and the tanks submersible pump delivers water as required to appliances throughout the house. Rain water is excellent for flushing toilets, washing clothes and watering the garden. It’s not excellent for drinking however, so if you’re thinking of using it as tap water, make sure it won’t be one that people drink from, such as a utility sink. If your tank is ever running low, which will be unlikely, the mains water supply also channels into the water tank, to provide a supply of backup water.

Why aren’t more people installing rainwater harvesting systems?

On the surface, rainwater harvesting systems can seem costly, but as you may have learnt, harvesting systems are investments that can save you huge amounts of money in the long run.