First North-West hosepipe ban for 14 years - How to beat the summer hosepipe bans

Share Article

With United Utiliies announcing it's first hosepipe ban for the North-West of England in 14 years why not beat the ban and reduce reliance on mains water?

With United Utiliies announcing it's first hosepipe ban for the North-West of England in 14 years why not beat the ban and reduce reliance on mains water?

Rainwater is collected from the roof via the downpipes, filtered, stored and then used for non-potable purposes including toilets, washing machines, garden hoses, for cleaning cars and other applications. It is not suitable for baths, showers or washing dishes.

Nu-Heat supplies below-ground tanks, which have the advantage of being unaffected by temperature extremes such as summer heat or freezing conditions. The tanks have a flat, two cylinder design that requires less excavation than other products and offers greater flexibility. They are made of durable plastic.

Sizing depends on a number of considerations such as the average amount of rainfall, the number of occupants and the size of the roof. Tanks are available in two sizes, 3500L and 5000L. If required, two tanks can be fitted together very simply to increase storage capacity to 7000L or 10,000L.

Nu-Heat's three packages give a flexible solution for individual properties:

  • Package 1 with an integrated filter suitable for roof sizes up to 150m2
  • Package 2 with an external filter suitable for roof sizes up to 350m2
  • Garden package with an inbuilt filter basket and its own jet pump

The range enables Nu-Heat to specify the best solution for any property.

Rainwater harvesting plays its part in helping to achieve required levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes. When level 5 comes into force, rainwater harvesting will be a prerequisite.

For more information contact Nu-Heat on 0800 731 1976 or visit http://www.water-harvest.co.uk

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Rob McCreedie
Visit website