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Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

Ask Us Drain Services supply and install Rainwater Harvesting Systems. For both domestic and commercial applications.
Ask Us Drain Services are already leaders in drainage, and so the natural choice to install your rainwater harvesting system. We offer the complete service, from initial site inspection all the way to commissioning and demonstrating your finished system. We are of course always available for servicing and maintenance after your system is installed.

Lifesaver Water Filter

As part of our service we are proud to support Lifesaver in their humanitarian efforts. For every underground rainwater harvesting system we install, one lifesaver bottle will be donated to their aid appeal and you the customer gets one too. The lifesaver bottle is a state of the art water filtration system. It can filter every virus and bacteria out of dirty water. It is used in disaster areas around the world, and it literally saves lives. Lifesaver are a local company based in Colchester, Essex. If you would like to know more or to make a donation of your own then click here.

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Peculation Tests and Rainwater Soakaways

Peculation tests and soakaways can often be combined with your rainwater harvesting system to save even more money.

Water Butts, Tanks & Barrels

Water Butts Butts and tanks that stand above ground and connect to your down pipe. In a wide range of colors, sizes and styles to suit your garden. Do your little bit of rainwater harvesting.

Rainwater Harvesting Can Save You Money

Are you on a meter? If so then rainwater harvesting could save you money. The Environment Agency calculates that an average domestic user could use 45% less tap water with a good rainwater harvesting system.

What Is Rainwater Harvesting

What is rainwater harvesting and why would you want it?
Simple answer...
It can be as easy as a water butt on your guttering down pipe, or a giant water tank buried in your garden, it collects the rainwater from your roof and you can use it to water your garden or wash your vehicle, clean your driveway or top up your pond. Almost any outside use. With some extra plumbing you can use the water in your washing machine and for flushing your toilet.
Why would you want it? It can reduce your water bill if you're on a meter. You can beat the hosepipe ban, it's better than tap water for your garden plants, your homegrown veg and your lawn. You will be helping to save water, reducing surface water run off, and you'll feel good about it too. It's free water, soft, has no lime scale and it falls from the sky. Why would you not want to use it?
There are two main types of system...


Direct Systems

These pump rain water directly to where it is used, like a toilet or outside tap.

Indirect Systems

These pump rain water to a tank in the loft and it's then fed by gravity to where its needed.

Your Rainwater Harvesting system can be almost anywhere on your property, under your drive or garden, front or back. It can be fully automatic all bar occasional filter cleaning, or if you like you can take a proactive roll and monitor water levels and useage.

Call us today and we can arrange a free site visit and discuss the options that are best for you, your home and your family.

Domestic Rainwater Harvesting

Harvested rainwater can be used for flushing toilets, washing clothes, watering the garden, top up ponds and vehicle washing.

Commercial and Agricultural Rainwater Harvesting

Harvested rainwater is of even greater benefit to Commercial and Agricultural users where most of your water usage is likely to be toilet flushing, vehicle washing and animal watering.

Our Clients

City of London Ballymore Essex County Council PMS Boydens Colchester Borough Council
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