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Published : 07/12/2021 10:46:51
Categories : Advice
Have youasked toinvest in a rainwater harvestingsystem? Thatis an excellent idea! In addition to making a gesture for the planandbene benefiting fromfree water to wateryour garden, you will also do good to the latter... We explain why, and we guide you in the choice of yourwatersystem.
If you are knowledgeable about the subject, you surely know that installing a rainwater collector has many advantages. First, it means reducing the amount of his water bill, since according to the figure put forward by the Water Information Centre,each French person consumes an average of 148 liters of water per day... But only 45% of this volume is used to satisfy a need for drinking water.
Secondly, it makes it possible not to fear a shortage of watering water during the long periods ofscarcity,a point which should not be overlooked. And finally on the environmental side, it contributes both to sparing the water resources of the planet, but also to guarantee the good health of the garden, the rainwater being much less calcareous than that of the tap ... And therefore better for crops. So many advantages!
The system is simple: thanks to a system for connecting your gutters to a water recovery tank, the rainwater that flows on the roof of your house is storede,to fulfill the use you want to give it.
Nevertheless, according to this use, you will not necessarily choose the same recovery system: if you want to use rainwater to water your garden,a simple container, as long as it is solid and connected to your gutters, is enough, where cleaning the floors of the house for example, requires a tank with a filter. We explain in detail below.
When choosing your equipment, keep in mind that several elements must be taken into account:
On the one hand, the uses you want to make of the recovered water. As explained just above, it is precisely this parameter that will determine the type of installation you will be advised to choose. Where a buried tank makes it possible to use the water recovered inside the house because it is accompanied by a filtering system, a simple above-ground tank is less expensive but limits these uses;
On the other hand, the material you want to favor for your installation, b-eton and PVC both having their advantages and disadvantages – it is customary to say that concrete costs less, and that PVC is easier to set up... But advocates of both alternatives are convinced that their solution is the best, which makes the choice unclear;
And finally the roof surface, theannual rainfallyou see in the area in which you live, and of course your personal rainwater needs. To facilitate your calculations, keep in mind that watering a garden or vegetable garden of 100 m2 requires an average of 2000 liters of water per year, to which you must add the amount required for feeding your washing machine and your flushing if you want to use the water inside the house for these purposes.
At Multitanks, we are specialists in rainwater storage tanks, and therefore refer to a wide range,composed of many different models.
For rainwater storage between 1,000 and 10,000 liters per year, we advise you, for example, to opt for a basic Ecobase storage tank. The advantages of this model? Equipped with anchoring and lifting rings, it is designed in polypropylene rotomouldé, so seamless and with regular walls, which gives it a very good mechanical strength. Knowing that it is not equipped with a filter, you will only have to choose the capacity that suits your needs.
Another model to consider for rainwater storage between 1,000 and 8,000 liters per year is the ecobase pre-equipped storage tank, designed in the same material as its basic cousin, but with avery efficient filteringdevice – which explains the price difference.
Finally if you already have a tank to which you want to add a filtering system and the roof of your house is less than 500 m2, you can also invest in an external filter to bury Ecobase, efficient and ideal for small budgets. In short, you will have understood: on Multitanks, you will find tanks, fittings and filtering devices for all needs and all wallets ... All you have to do is determine precisely your need to make your choice!
Discover our rainwater collectors on our website multitanks.com!