Top Reasons to Harvest Your Rainwater

A sponsored post on behalf of Freeflush.


Top Reasons to Harvest Your Rainwater
RAINWATER IS FREE, BUT THE SUPPLY IS NOT DEPENDABLE!
It rains a lot in the UK. Despite significant regional and seasonal variations there’s an average of 800 mm per year in the east / southeast and typically more than twice that in western parts of the UK. (Averaged over a 30-year period.) 
Source: Those lovely people at the Met Office.
IT’S GREEN (NOT LITERALLY!) AND GOOD FOR YOUR GARDEN.
Rainwater is naturally softer than tap water and hasn’t been treated with chlorine. You could say it’s what Nature intended!
WHY PAY FOR SOMETHING WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO?
Once your rainwater harvesting system is in place, it’s like someone’s putting money into your pocket every time it rains, in perpetuity. Save mains water usage and you save money – it’s as simple as that. A nifty rainwater harvesting calculator.
SMART GARDENING
If your garden is lower than your house (and your rainwater storage container), you can emulate the Romans and have a gravity fed system that drought-proofs your lawn. Put a water butt anywhere in the garden and connect it with a permanent hose. As long as there’s no air in the system, it refills itself. No more unreeling / reeling to water the garden – think of the time you’ll save and all the other garden jobs you can do instead (sorry about that!).
ECO CREDENTIALS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR BUSINESS PROFILE
Increasingly, it’s not just about your product or service; it’s about your company’s values as well. Whether or not your business has an environmental component, rainwater harvesting demonstrates your commitment to sustainability and conserving resources. Wearing kaftans and chanting are optional!
CONTINGENCY PLANNING
Unfortunately, mains water supply leaks and disruptions happen, affecting residential and business customers. Harvesting water can ensure you’re never caught short again! Rainwater can be used to flush toilets, can be filtered for drinking, and you can even wash the car for free with it. Not all with the same water though – that would just be wrong.
Freeflush design and supply rainwater harvesting systems, helping businesses and consumers save water and the environment. 

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