Stroud, United Kingdom, February 18, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Rainharvesting Systems Ltd, part of the Greenshop Group based in Bisley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, which works in both the residential and commercial sectors, has launched a new garden irrigation system.
The new launch coincides with the timing of the new British Standard Code of Practice for the Installation of Rainwater Harvesting Systems (BS8515).
The garden irrigation system is designed as a low-cost, easy to install system using a 1500 litre tank and a Wisy downpipe filter (image attached). There is no mains water back-up to this system which means it is exempt from hosepipe bans.
Rain is collected directly from a downpipe via a highly efficient filter-collector which removes any organic matter. As well as for general outdoor water use, the system is ideal for irrigation systems because it remains blockage-free and filtering also avoids water becoming stagnant, which makes it fit for vehicle and other washing purposes, livestock drinking supplies and for stocking ponds, for example.
The standard system is available for residential garden use (1500 ltr tank) and larger commercial irrigation systems are also available. The basic system can consist of just a filter, tank and pump (if required, mains water top-up can be added). The system is virtually maintenance-free. The stainless steel filter is recommended to be cleaned up to five times a year – it is easy to take out and can be washed by hand or in an ordinary dishwasher cycle.
For more information, 0845 223 5430 or for media enquiries, call 00 44 7968 801467 or email jo at jomoulds.co.uk.
* Rainharvesting Systems Ltd has been designing rainwater recycling systems since 1994. Founder-members of the UK Rainwater Harvesting Association (UKRHA), recent systems the company has worked on include the London King’s Cross St Pancras International train terminal; the award-winning RSPB building at Rainham Marshes, Essex; Adnams Distribution Centre, Suffolk; Great Bow Yard, South West Eco Homes, Langport, Somerset; Redwood Park Housing Development in Welshpool, Shrewsbury Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre, Ceredigion, Wales; Oundle School, Leicestershire; Fulford School, York; Hobart High School, Norfolk; Merton College, London; Pembrokeshire College; University of Plymouth; University of West of England; Avon and Somerset Police depot; Centre for Alternative Technology, Powys, Wales; the Environment Agency, Wales, and the Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA), Warwickshire
* On average, 50 per cent of water usage can be provided for by a rainwater harvesting system
* Each of us uses approximately 150 litres of water per day (Environment Agency). “If we had to fetch and carry that amount of water, we would have to fill 16 buckets” (BBC News)
* Rainwater is better for garden irrigation systems due to the lack of chlorine added to the water
* Rainwater harvesting equipment is now included on the Water Technology List, giving businesses the opportunity to claim 100 per cent capital allowance on the purchase and installation of specific components (over 40 of Rainharvesting Systems Ltd’s products are included on the Water Technology List)
* In the 2007 summer floods in Gloucestershire, the rainwater harvesting system in use by the Greenshop, meant that the business could remain open when many other Gloucestershire businesses had to close due to health and safety. The rainwater harvesting system provides 80 per cent of the Greenshop Group’s requirements – for flushing toilets, washing hands and customers’ cars
* Rainharvesting Systems Ltd is based in the Greenshop’s new eco-building designed by RIBA award-winning architects, Architype. Opened to the public in April 2008, the Greenshop building includes the following additional sustainable building technologies: solar thermal heating; solar PV (photovoltaic) system on the roof producing electricity; green and brown roofs; natural insulation meaning that the building needs very little extra heating from the wood-fuelled boiler; timber frame from local sources; natural paints throughout; bamboo and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified flooring, and re-use of ground materials during the build process.
Rainharvesting Systems Ltd, Cheltenham Road, Bisley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7BX.
The Green Shop is open from 9am-7pm Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday and 9.30am-1pm on Sunday.
Tel: 0845 223 5430 Fax: 01452 772008 Email: info at rainharvesting.co.uk
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