Stormsaver Blog

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Stormsaver is passionate about spreading awareness of water reuse. Do you want to learn more about rainwater harvesting, greywater recycling or water conservation? Our weekly educational blog can help you to understand the fundamentals of many important topics within the water, construction, and facilities management industries. Learn more below.

CEO Series: Why we need more Retrofit Rainwater Harvesting

The UK is heading into a well-documented water crisis. Climate change, water habits and population growth all put a severe strain onto our existing water infrastructure. In order to meet future demands we need to find 3.4 billion litres per day in order to avoid water shortages like those seen during 2022.

Stormsaver at 20: Interview with Michael Farnsworth, founder and CEO

In case you missed it, Stormsaver is celebrating 20 years of water conservation success! In celebration of this important milestone, we wanted to throw it back to where it all began. For this week’s blog we asked our Marketing Executive, Matt to sit down with Mike Farnsworth, our CEO  and Founder to ask him some questions on how he came to build the UK’s market leading water reuse company.

The weather outside is frightful and water scarcity is not delightful: why water conservation is important in winter

Winter is here, but so is water scarcity. It is easy to about the droughts, hose pipe bans and water shortages of the long, dry summer of 2022, especially as the weather starts to get just a bit chillier. As media attention on water scarcity begins to die down, we all need to step up our water conservation efforts, because now is the time for our precious reservoirs to refill with fresh drinking water supplies for the year ahead. Find out more here. 

The need for green: why rainwater harvesting is a must on all new buildings

Net Zero – the target we will begin to hear more and more of in the run up to 2050. That’s when the UK Government are aiming to decarbonise our economy. Essentially, this means we all need to reduce our emissions to as low as possible, with any unavoidable emissions being offset through natural forests and new capture technologies. Find out more here. 

Shared Success: How showcasing your Rainwater Harvesting System can impress

We have a problem! The truth is many people are unaware of water scarcity in the UK. In fact, 72% of the British Public think the UK is a water-rich nation according to The Great British Rain Paradox… and if we are going to boost our water conservation efforts, everyone needs to know about issues surrounding water supply. Find out more here. 

CALLING ALL STORMSAVER CUSTOMERS, we need you!

As a valued customer, your voice matters. Whether you’ve worked with us since day one, or this is your first year, your continued commitment to Stormsaver is helping to save water, save carbon and save the environment; all whilst providing jobs in a sustainable industry. Fill in our survey here. 

CEO Series: An introduction to Water Recycling Systems by Michael Farnsworth

The first in our CEO Series. WIth over 20 years in the water recycling industry Michael Farnsworth knows everything there is to know about rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling. Read his blog here! .

Water Savings, Maximised. How to get your Rainwater Harvesting System prepared for Winter

Checking your trees – that is the key to getting your Rainwater Harvesting System ready for the colder months! Okay, so maybe not literally checking your trees, but ensuring you schedule your Rainwater Harvesting Tank Clean in correctly is important. But don’t worry, we are going to give you the ultimate guide to protecting your system throughout the Autumn and Winter months. Read more in our blog he

Introducing the Carbon Neutral StormStation

Today, we launch our newest product, the Carbon Neutral StormStation. This is a unique self-contained rainwater harvesting system which combines tanks, filters, pumps, and controls all in one unit, but with the added benefit of solar technology. We will deliver your “ready to install” Storm Station to your chosen position straight from the back of the delivery vehicle. Combination of these two technologies removes all the difficulty and headache for you so all you have to do is connect and go!

The importance of Legionella Testing explained

Do you have a Rainwater Harvesting System? If so, do you know what Legionella is? It's a form of bacteria which proliferates in water. Read this blog to find out more about Legionella and the importance of testing...

Rainwater Harvesting - Getting Started

Are you new to Rainwater Harvesting? Wondering how it works or how much water you can save? Read this blog to get started!

Maintaining your Rainwater Harvesting System

If you want the most out of your rainwater harvesting system it is important to maintain it. Here at Stormsaver we have knowledge and expertise on all brands of rainwater harvesting systems. Therefore, we can apply our knowledge to provide you with the most cost-effective solution that is beneficial to you as well as the environment.

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Active Attenuation

Do you have a new commercial development project and want to save water at the same time? If so, Active Attenuation could be the solution you are looking for. 

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How Rainwater Harvesting is protecting against droughts, reducing flood risk and saving carbon. 3 for the price of 1

It is safe to say we are all feeling the heat at the moment, especially water companies who ensure homes and businesses are supplied with a clean, consistent supply of water! With widespread droughts causing water shortages across the UK, water suppliers are struggling to keep supplies flowing. Read more here. 

Rainwater Harvesting Maintenance explained. A guide for Facility Managers

Have you got a rainwater harvesting system in your plant room? Unsure on its operational status? We’re here to help. Many of the components which make up a rainwater harvesting system often sit underground or in the corner of a plant room, meaning many building users have little knowledge that the system is designed to reduce water usage and save carbon emissions. Read our blog here. 

Retrofitting Rainwater Harvesting. It is easier than you think!

Reducing water consumption is something we all have a duty to do. After all, the UK is set to require an extra 3.4 billion litres of water per day by 2050. So, it’s important our buildings are ready for the challenge of water scarcity.

Water Scarcity, the true cost of water

It’s time to act now on the rising issue of water scarcity. If we choose to leave the problem, our drinking water supplies could be at risk of not coping with a growing population and increasing drought periods in warmer months. Although water is relatively cheap in the UK, the true cost on our surroundings is often not considered. Read more here. 

What are the different types of rainwater harvesting systems and where can they be used?

Is rainwater harvesting in your tender or are you keen to introduce water conservation in your building? Unsure which water recycling system is best for your requirements? Don’t worry, we have got you covered! Our friendly team of experts are always here to help, and we will be using this blog to explain the different types of rainwater harvesting systems and where they are best suited.

Reuse every drop! Why tank sizing is key to any rainwater harvesting system

Are you working on a project which involves rainwater harvesting, or interested in how we size your system to maximise water and carbon savings? Our handy guide to rainwater harvesting tank sizing is designed to show you how we size one of our rainwater storage tanks. Read more here 

Are you ready to become a super saver? Water Saving Week 2022

It’s Water Saving Week – the most important date in the water conservation calendar! Whether you’re in a household or a business, we all have a duty to tackle the problem of water scarcity together by becoming water efficient. Stormsaver are encouraging everyone to become super savers from this week and beyond so we can all save water and carbon together. We’re going to be using this blog to highlight the need for reduced water consumption and sharing tips to reduce usage to become a super saver!

The Global Water Summit 2022: We must act now

Do you know about The Global Water Summit 2022? The event is currently taking place in Madrid and is designed to encourage conversations about the future of our water supplies. Conversations around water financing, strategy, new technologies and innovation will take place so that industry leaders can consider their strategies going forward. One key area that the leaders will be talking about is water reuse, a technology which is becoming more widely used in new and existing buildings.

Get ready for the surge of Water Recycling

Water recycling is becoming more widespread than ever before as organisations look to reduce their impact on our climate. Our climate is becoming warmer, and our population is growing, resulting in a surge of demand for drinking water supplies across the world. In the UK, regulations are also changing to ensure everyone considers a water recycling system for their new developments. We’re using this blog to help you prepare for more water recycling systems in your buildings and developments so we can all save water together!

Protecting your rainwater harvesting system for the long term

So, you’ve successfully installed your new rainwater harvesting system or, you’ve just moved into a building which has a system, what’s the next step? Like any mechanical or electrical machine, rainwater harvesting systems need to be maintained to ensure they operate safely and efficiently. A programme of routine maintenance means you can continue to benefit from rainwater harvesting for the long term.

Water Sustainability in Education

 

Although only 28% of people are aware of the current water crisis, it still plays an important factor in the coming decades unless we make a big change. The Chief Executive of England’s Environmental Agency himself has stated that we may be facing a tipping point where demand surpasses supply of water in just 25 years’ time.

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