Month: February 2018

Garden Systems

Our rainwater harvesting garden system is designed for the gardener to collect, filter and store rainwater within an underground tank for all garden irrigation purposes.

A must for serious garden users, providing invaluable relief during hosepipe bans as well as reducing water bills.

When stored underground and filtered effectively, the rain water captured remains clean and fresh. The only visible part of the system is a lid at ground level, so no aesthetic appeal of your garden is lost.

Included in our garden system is our British manufactured HydroForce™ submersible pump. This can easily deliver 3.5 bar pressure, making it suitable for high pressure sprinklers, garden watering, car washing, and even pressure washing. The pump features pressure sensitivity, making it start when water is demanded, then automatically shut down thereafter. This means there is no switching the pump on and off after each use.

Rainwater harvesting systems are simpler and more cost effective than ever to install. Shallow dig tanks have dramatically reduced digging effort and the amount of earth removed. Systems have evolved to become simple and efficient to operate.

• Garden system to run sprinklers, hoses, irrigation systems
• No space taken up by ugly water butts or tanks
• Automatic pump operation
• Soft, chlorine free water giving plants optimal growing conditions
• Improve sustainability and reduce water bills

Water Provider Incentives

Water provider incentives- save up to £722 per plot.

What is it?

Anglian Water and Severn Trent have launched schemes to incentivise water efficient new homes.
The saving is provided through free or subsidised infrastructure charges. (The fee to connect to mains and drainage networks.)

This can save up to £722 per home.

Both schemes apply only to new build homes where a new connection is required.

How can I apply?

Both schemes require a water calculation to define how much water will be used within the home. You will need to know the following:

•    Roof area
•    Location
•    Occupancy
•    Rainwater Harvesting use (toilets, washing machine, garden.)
•    An idea of taps, toilets, baths, showers, dishwashers that will be used.

By using a rainwater harvesting system your development should easily meet the required criteria. During specification, our sales team can assist with this calculation process.

Once the water saving criteria can be displayed, results can be sent to the water provider for the waiver to be confirmed.

More information – Anglian Water.

“If a new home uses innovative technology such as rainwater harvesting and water efficient showers, which help the occupants to reduce their consumption to 100 litres a day, then we will discount the infrastructure charges for that connection. Currently, that means a discount of £722 per connection for dual service areas.”

Full information from Anglian Water Click Here

More information – Severn Trent.

Developments must show that they have built to 110 litres or less of water per person per day they could get a 100% discount on the water infrastructure charge.

You can also qualify for either a 75% or 100% discount on the sewerage infrastructure charge by showing  that a surface water connection is via a sustainable drainage system (such as Rain Activ) or that there is no surface water connection at all (using a soak away).

Full information from Severn Trent Click Here