How can Rainwater Harvesting help with hosepipe bans
2022 has been a tough year for your gardens. Several water providers have implemented hosepipe bans across the country and the Environment Agency have issued drought notices for most of the UK.
It has long been perceived that we are an island surrounded by water and it always rains in the UK! The seasons are changing, the population is growing and the supply of potable water is under threat.
One warm summer and all of a sudden we have hosepipe bans and droughts! Yes the thunderstorms will come but because the ground is so hard, rather than the land soaking up the rainwater the storms will actually prevent localised flooding as the rainwater has to go somewhere.
The water shortages will not reduce as the years pass by and the Government and Planning Authorities have to start thinking, planning and implementing policies and products that will alleviate the future water problems.
Source BBC research, 17 Aug 2022
How can Rainwater Harvesting help?
Installing a Rainwater Harvesting System when you build your new home will help to protect your garden from future hosepipe bans and reduce the impact that the rising cost of water will have on your household.
By installing a Garden System you will be storing your own rainwater underground that can be used all year round and is better for your plants and grass rather than mains supplied water.
When a hosepipe ban is implemented you have your own supply of water underground from 1,500 litres to 15,000 litres or even bigger that you can use to keep your lawn green and maintain a beautiful garden to enjoy the sunshine in.
And of course when the thunderstorm comes, the hosepipe ban will stay in place until the rainwater has soaked into the ground and filled reserves but you will instantly have a top up to continue looking after the garden.
Maybe go even further to maximise your investment
Yes a Garden System will give you the ability to use water during a hosepipe ban but maybe go that step further and reduce your demand on supplied mains water.
Installing a House and Garden System will cut about 50% of your mains water usage therefore reducing your water bill and offering some offset against the rising costs of water.
There are two types of systems that can be used in the home, a direct feed or gravity feed system. To read more about the two types of system Click Here.
If you are new to rainwater Harvesting and want to understand a little more then please Click Here.