What can the water be used for?
Can I use rainwater on my garden? Yes the rainwater is soft water and free from detergents, it's great for using on your garden and for other outdoor uses including washing cars, jet washing patios etc. It is always recommended to fit a locking tap and labels to prevent accidental ingestion or cross contamination of water supplies.
Is the Water clean? The main aim of any rainwater harvesting system is to produce non-potable water that is clean, clear and odourless. Two or three stages of filtration take place to ensure the water is clean and clear prior to it reaching any non-potable appliance, depending on your specification.
If you have dirty water it is unlikely to be the system not operating correctly and is more likely to be dirty filters, dirt in the tank, or dirty water entering the system by accident from another source.
Contact our Rainmaintain team on 01636 815254 and they can help you figure out how to fix it!
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