Harvesting rainwater from your roof during wet weather and storing it in a container to water your precious plants during a dry spell is a great idea. Rainwater is better for your plants than tap water and if you are on a water meter you could save money too. Some people have been put off the idea of adding a water butt to their garden … Continue reading Decorative Water Butts
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems – better known as SUDS – are designed to lower the risks of flooding in any particular area by creating more efficient means of draining water from areas prone to flooding without over-filling our existing drainage system. A significant contributor to the issue of flooding is the continual expansion and densification of urban areas. These town and city areas tend to … Continue reading How could Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems prevent Flooding Disasters?
Rainwater harvesting is an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to save rainwater for non-drinking uses. The average home in the UK uses roughly 150 litres of water each day, but just 3% of that is used for drinking or cooking. Properly filtered rainwater can be used for all sorts of things such as toilet flushing, clothes washing, cleaning, and gardening. With a properly installed rainwater harvesting system in the home, families are able to use up … Continue reading What is rainwater harvesting, and why is it useful?
A number of organisations are involved in designing the waterworks of a new development. Planners, the Local Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) Adoption Board, designers, and civil specialists all have to come to a consensus on what’s best for the project. It’s important that self-builders know the technical issues involved, and that they share the vision of how their project will benefit from the water-related work, … Continue reading Rainwater Harvesting and Sustainable Drainage Systems