“We installed the Stormsaver domestic rainwater harvesting system 8 years ago. The savings on our mains water consumption have been amazing. We are a 4 person household, with 2 kids so lots of baths and clothes washing! We use around 56m3 of mains water a year the same as an average single person household without rainwater harvesting. Our systems provides rainwater for toilets, laundry and irrigation and has reduced our water bill over £200 a year. I specialise in designing and building low energy housing and it is important that I not only research the best available products, but actual experience using them. The Stormsaver system has been simple to install and maintain with very good after market care, I will be using their product again.”
Can I drink the water?
Stormsaver do not recommend rainwater be used for drinking. From a health viewpoint it is not worth the risk of drinking untreated rainwater. Also the additional cost of installing equipment and maintaining and testing filtration and disinfection required to achieve Drinking Water standards is not economically viable. There are lots of Non-drinking applications where filtered rainwater can be used and achieve the same percentage of overall system efficiency over an annual period. See how it works.
Here are a few of the non-drinking applications that you can use your recycled rainwater for:
- Flushing Toilets
- Washing clothes
- Car washing