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Why harvest rainwater and what you can do with it

Why harvest rainwater and what you can do with it

Why Harvest Rainwater & What You Can Do with it

With the increasing unpredictability of the British weather, there hasn’t ever been a better time to harvest rainwater for use around your home and garden. It may sound more complex than it is but, in basic terms, all you’re doing is collecting water that would have been wasted to put to use. In this post, we’re looking at what benefits there are to collecting rainwater, how you can collect water and what you can do once you have it.

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What are the different types of rainwater harvesting systems?

What are the different types of rainwater harvesting systems?

Most of us know the benefits of installing a rainwater harvesting system in our gardens but would like to know more about what types would suit their home best.  There are a few types of rainwater harvesting systems that are used domestically and commercially so depending on your needs, one of these will suit you. Which system you pick completely depends on your needs and space available, after reading this article you should be able to pick a system that’s perfect for you.

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Prepare your garden for hot weather

Prepare your garden for hot weather

With July seeing record breaking high temperatures, some of us worried about the welfare of our gardens. Dry soils and lack of consistent rain meant that our efforts to keep fragile plants alive were boosted to make sure we didn’t lose any of the hard work we had put in. The memory of droughts and hose pipe bans in previous years can leave us gardeners worried as we know how quickly the weather can change. Every drop of water matters and no matter how it is being used we all must ensure that we do not waste any of it. Hopefully you have a water butt installed already and are capitalising on the intermittent downpours and storms that we have had, but if you do not we have other ways to make sure your garden survives a hot summer.

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Farm Rainwater Washdown Systems

Farm Rainwater Washdown Systems

Tending to a farm can take up a lot of time and effort especially when it comes to cleaning.  There are often several different types of animals producing faecal waste every day; from cow sheds to pigsty’s and fields of mulch. It can feel like an endless job when cleaning up and moving waste out of the way.   

However, by investing in one of our farm rainwater washdown systems you can make light work of it.  The farm rainwater system reduces labour intensive work and requires less attention.  You can pump collected rainwater through the dirt and wash it away in a sustainable and eco-conscious way.  When this water is filtered you can also use it to fill up drinking troughs and clean other areas of your farm, this is something we can lend our expertise to.

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The Gutter Mate Diverter & Filter – a peace of mind solution to rainwater collection

The Gutter Mate Diverter & Filter

The Dangers of a blocked gutter

 

A historic issue with the operation of guttering on a house is and has been the build-up of debris, moss and leaves in their gutters. The main cause of this has been the standard practise of roofing contractors or DIY people of fitting what is called a bell or balloon type strainer in the top of the downpipe to prevent debris, leaves, moss from going down the downpipe. This may be done with good intensions; however, the leaves and moss collect around the strainer and block it. This means someone must climb a ladder to clean it, with the inherent danger of falling off the ladder.

Dirt getting into your tanks and barrels leads to complications as it blocks up the flow of water leading to an inefficient and ineffective water harvesting system. This is where the Gutter Mate Diverter & Filter provides you with a simple yet effective solution.  Find out more today...

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4 Simple Steps to Rainwater Recycling

In our latest blog you can learn how to recycle rainwater for your garden. As we all strive to make our lives more sustainable, rainwater recycling is one way in which you can reduce your environmental impact and save money at the same time.

Rainwater Harvesting or Rainwater Recycling as it's commonly known quite simply means the process by which rainwater is collected and prepared for reuse. Rainwater Harvesting for your garden can be broken down into 4 steps, Rainwater Collection, Rainwater Storage, Rainwater Treatment and Rainwater Distribution. 

4 Simple Steps to Rainwater Recycling
 

Install the Gutter Mate Diverter & Filter

Every rainwater harvesting system should start with the Gutter Mate Diverter & Filter, which applies the first phase of filtration to rainwater diverted from the downpipe. A mesh insert can also be purchased for further filtration. 50cm hose provided with purchase. 

START COLLECTING RAINWATER 

 

 4 Simple Steps to Rainwater Recycling
 

Choose Your Waterbutt

We sell a wide range of water butts ranging from 100L up to 250L capacity. There are also plenty of different styles to choose from depending on your personal taste, garden size and shape. Slimline or wallmounted waterbutts are great for small gardens. Waterbutt prices start from £45.  If you want to collect more rainwater we also sell tanks.

START STORING RAINWATER 

 

4 steps to rainwater recycling
 

Waterbutt Treatment

Gardening Naturally Natural Water Butt Treatment ensures the rainwater collected in your water butt or tank is fresh and ready for use. It prevents algae, contamination & smells.

START TREATING RAINWATER

 

 4 Simple Steps to Rainwater Recycling
 

Pump it!

If you're happy using a good old fashioned watering can then you can skip this part, but if you'd rather connect a hosepipe and use the spray gun, then a water pump is required. The type of water butt pump you require will depend on the length of your hose/size of your garden.

START PUMPING RAINWATER

 

Start Recycling Rainwater in 2016

Rainwater Solutions is urging people to Go-Green by recycling rainwater for their home and garden in 2016.


With Climate Change currently at the forefront of world’s political agenda in Paris, it’s a fitting time for us all to review how we can change our own lives in order to help the environment. 


During COP21, The World Water Council has been campaigning to elevate the recognition for water and climate through the #ClimateIsWater initiative. Benedito Braga, President of The World Water Council, reminded government representatives that failing to address the relationship between water and climate puts our future in jeopardy.


As an award winning rain water recycling business, this is a sentiment that Gutter Mate shares. Company director Haydon Robinson, firmly believes that recycling rain water is one way that everyone can reduce their carbon footprint and has a positive impact on the environment and world that we live in.


“We believe that rainwater harvesting can make a real difference to the global climate change crisis. We want to see rainwater harvesting shift from being a niche practice to an everyday commodity. Every household in the UK and beyond should have a system installed by which rain water can be collected, stored and recycled.”


In 2011, Gutter Mate won Best Recycling Project at the Green Herts Awards for their Rainwater Diverter & Filter, which when installed to your downpipe diverts and filters rainwater to a storage facility like a water butt or tank.  Since then, thousands of Gutter Mate’s Diverters and Filters have been installed in homes and commercial buildings across the country, enabling them to recycle what falls from the sky.


Installing a basic rainwater harvesting system at your home does not have to break the bank. Having a simple system like a rainwater diverter & water butt, can virtually eliminate the need to use tap water for many outdoor and domestic uses, such as, watering the garden, washing the car, cleaning the windows and mopping the floors. We have some great deals on affordable rain water recycling packages that can be easily installed at home.


As well as having environmental benefits, people should also be motivated by the financial incentive. Using harvested rainwater means zero energy consumption.  You will be saving money on your household water bills as well as reducing your carbon footprint.


If you would like to discuss how to start recycling rainwater for your domestic home or garden or perhaps for a commercial building contact us today. Freephone: 01462 429 765. You may also find our blog 4 Steps to Rainwater Harvesting a useful starting point.

 

Rainwater Solutions (formerly known as Gutter Mate) win the Green Apple Environment Award

Rainwater Solutions (formerly known as Gutter Mate) won a Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.

The family business offers a range of rainwater recycling products, including the Gutter Mate rainwater diverter which director Haydon Robinson invented. GutterMate was entered to the prestigious Green Apple Awards after winning ‘Best Recycle Project’ at last year’s Hertfordshire Green Awards.

They competed against more than 500 other nominations and will be presented with their Green Apple Award at a glittering presentation ceremony in the House of Commons on November 12. Gutter Mate director Mark Robinson will be attending. “We are delighted to have won this award and are looking forward to the presentation evening.”

As a result of this success they have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their experience.

Gutter Mate will also be considered to represent their country in the European Business Awards for the Environment.

The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.

Judges for the Green Apple Awards are drawn from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.

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