Adopting rainwater harvesting is one of the simplest and best measures in conserving water globally. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen an increasing demand for our plastic HDPE water storage tanks due to the ongoing heatwave.
Record demand for rainwater harvesting solutions
This summer could potentially show record temperatures as the met office has issued a rare amber warning for extreme heat with “exceptionally high temperatures” of 37 degrees and no sign of the heat subsiding. Whilst the hot weather is great for those holidaying in the UK, it’s not so good for others, such as farmers who struggle to feed their livestock or keep their crops sufficiently watered.
With drought affecting many parts of the UK, we’ve seen an increased demand for rainwater harvesting and water storage solutions. Rainwater harvesting is a simple strategy by which rainfall is gathered and stored for future usage. What’s great about harvested rainwater is that not only is it free but by collecting it you are providing yourself with an independent water supply during drought conditions and it also supplements the mains supply, saving you money. Collecting rainwater can also assist in mitigating the flooding of low-lying areas.
Harvested rainwater is suitable for many applications, including toilet flushing, wash down/pressure washing of yards and vehicles, irrigation, dust suppression, agricultural spraying and the watering of livestock.
How can we help?
We offer a range of solutions but we’re finding that our plastic HDPE water tanks are proving extremely popular due to their c nature. These storage tanks fit to a stormwater drain from your roof and allow for the falling rain to enter through a filter that removes leaves and other debris. They are particularly effective when used on industrial and farm buildings due to their large roof spans, which allow significant amounts of rainwater to be collected.
Andrew Cotterill, MD at Cotterill Civils, commented: “This summer’s record temperatures has been a real wake up call for many. With heatwaves predicted to become the norm in the future it has highlighted the need for farmers and businesses to take decisive action to minimise the impact of future droughts. We’ve seen definitely seen this reflected in our sales of water storage tanks.”For any advice on water storage tanks and rainwater harvesting solutions, please call us on 0121 351 3230 to speak to one of our experts.