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1500 Litre Utility Rainwater Harvesting Tank

1500 Ltr Utility Tanks

This truly versatile tank can be utilised in a whole range of rainwater harvesting applications. Suitable for above ground.
With a small footprint and a massive capacity of 1500 litres this tank enables large scale rainwater harvesting where underground systems are inappropriate or undesired. Read More

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This truly versatile tank can be utilised in a whole range of rainwater harvesting applications.

With a small footprint and a very large capacity of 1500 litres this tank enables large scale rainwater harvesting where underground systems are inappropriate or undesired.

This tank would not look out of place in your garden or a basement and due to it’s modular nature it can be installed in plant rooms servicing multiple occupants or businesses.

This tank offers you rainwater harvesting solutions where that were never thought possible before.

Also available packaged with the 3P Filter Collector and Forta Duo pump to create an above ground system.

 

Specifications

Length 1200mm
Width 780mm
Height 2000mm
Weight 85kg
Lid 460mm
Outlets 2 x 3/4" Brass BSP Outlets
2 x DN50 (2") Outlets

 

Our products and solutions are no different from any other appliance buy you make. To help makes things easier for you, we've given a guideline on the approximate skill-level and time involved in the installation of this product: DIY: Competent: 2 Days Professional: Tradesman: 1 Day Please note: some of you might think you're handier than you are! This is a guideline only, intended only to help you understand how simple installation is and whom you could ask to do it for you. If you were unsure, we would recommend getting the professionals in!

All your questions should be answered here.  Even more information may be found on our Inspiration & Advice and glossary pages.  

If you need further advice, then please get in touch.

1. What is urban rainwater harvesting?
2. What are the main components of an urban system?
3. What are the benefits of a urban rainwater harvesting system?
4. What size of system do I require?
5. Is the quality of rainwater collected from a roof and stored in an aboveground tank suitable for use in
a home or business premises for toilet flushing?

6. Can I drink my rainwater?
7. Is freezing of above ground systems during periods of cold weather going to interrupt the supply of
rainwater to the toilet cistern?

8. Is planning consent required for the installation of an urban rainwater harvesting system?
9. Is urban rainwater harvesting covered by building regulations?

 

1. What is urban rainwater harvesting?

Urban rainwater harvesting is the installation of purpose designed above ground slim line tank
systems against a property to collect and use rainwater in domestic and light commercial buildings for
toilet flushing, clothes washing and garden irrigation. This approach is widely used throughout the
developed world as a means of reducing the use of mains water. Typically a third of mains water used
in a domestic house is for toilet flushing and this rises to 85% in many commercial premises. The
simplicity and affordability of this approach has been extended to include the use of platen style tanks
that can be installed in a shallow excavation in open ground or under decking.

 

2. What are the main components of an urban system?

Rain is collected from a down pipe by an efficient filter diverter and stored in a slim line or platen tank
system before being pumped on demand to the connected services. In the event that there is
insufficient rainwater to meet demand, a mains top up unit adds a small amount of mains water to the
system to maintain services.

 

3. What are the benefits of a urban rainwater harvesting system?

Urban rainwater harvesting systems offer the durability, utility and permanence of a traditional
cylindrical below ground system plus easy installation and maintenance that help make it a low cost
affordable option. It is an ideal retrofit solution that avoids the civil work and disruption required when
installing traditional below ground systems. Urban modular tank systems make it simple to add units
to provide the required capacity and modules can always be added at a later stage if water needs
change.

 

4. What size of system do I require?

This depends on the size of the roof catchment, annual rainfall, space available for water storage and
the expected usage. A system should be matched to the property and usage. The temptation to
oversize a system should be resisted to ensure water quality is maintained and to avoid unnecessary
expense.

 

5. Is the quality of rainwater collected from a roof and stored in an aboveground tank suitable for use in
a home or business premises for toilet flushing?


Modern systems have been designed with exactly this application in mind. Extensive scientific
research by universities, relief aid agencies and industry has shown that a properly installed
aboveground system to supply rainwater for toilet flushing presents no increased risk to public health.
In the UK collected rainwater is not approved for human consumption. Though we can filter it to drinking water standard.  

Consider the following when installing an urban harvesting system to maintain a healthy rainwater storage system.

1. Ensure the gutter line is in good repair to avoid the collection of debris and the pooling of
rainwater between storms.

2. Use a quality filter and diverter to remove leaf litter and debris that descends from the roof
and fit a feature to prevent back flow of foul water from the drain.

3. Install a quality opaque aboveground tank on a north or west facing wall or shade or screen
the tank from the mid-day sun. Install in a location with good ventilation.

4. Size the system so that the water is being regularly used and the tank overflows regularly
throughout the year to the main drain removing any fine particles of floating organic matter.
The water in a well designed and maintained rainwater harvesting system is generally clean for
purpose before it enters storage and the system should be used regularly to prevent the water quality
deteriorating.

 

6. Can I drink my rainwater?  

Rainwater has no minerals or nutrients, is slightly acid and will be slightly dirty from the surfaces it’s run off of.  However, it can be filtered.  We are the only people we’ve found to filter rainwater to drinking water standard.  

 

7. Is freezing of aboveground systems during periods of cold weather going to interrupt the supply of
rainwater to the toilet cistern?


Experience shows that in a temperate climate such as the UK it is unlikely that a purpose designed
aboveground rainwater harvesting system will freeze. During periods of cold weather micro climatic
effects moderate the temperature close to buildings by several degrees and the storage tanks are
insulated by a thick HDPE wall relative to the size of tank. In winter, the tanks are usually full of
naturally circulating water and a prolonged period of severe cold would be required to freeze this
mass of water.

Consider the following to mitigate the risk of any interruption to supply due to freezing weather.

a. Locate storage tanks against a sheltered wall to gain maximum benefit from the ‘urban heat
sink’ effect.

b. Install the pump package and mains top up valve inside the building, a protective enclosure or
submerged inside larger tanks to prevent any frost damage.

c. Insulate the tank outlet fitting and exposed pipe to the pump and services with external quality
mineral wool mat, insulating tape or moulded insulation foam.

In less temperate climates such as Canada, for example, or very exposed sites, additional measures
can be taken to winterise aboveground tanks such as the use of thermostatically controlled trace heat
products and thermal blankets.

 

8. Is planning consent required for the installation of an urban rainwater harvesting system?

Councils give expeditious and sympathetic handling of planning permission to applications for new
build and extensions which include rainwater harvesting. The retrofitting of most systems do not need
planning consent, but exceptions apply for Listed Buildings, buildings in Conservation Areas and
World Heritage sites. If you are in any doubt about planning requirements contact the local planning
office.

 

9. Is urban rainwater harvesting covered by Building Regulations?

There are currently no direct building regulations for rainwater harvesting. However, Hygiene and
Drainage are covered by the Building Regulations and can influence rainwater harvesting system
design.
Several other associated regulations apply; In England and Wales the Water Supply Regulations 1999 (Water by-laws 2000 in Scotland and Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 must be adhered to. These regulations are enforced by the water supplier.

The essential requirements of the regulations specific to rainwater harvesting are;
(a) No cross bonding of rainwater piping with potable supply pipes
(b) Prevention of backflow to potable water supplies according to CEN EN1717 with air gaps
(c) The clear marking of rainwater pipes according to WRAS # 9-02-05
(d) Material specifications, where contact with wholesome water is permissible meet the prevailing
approved list.

Here are just some of the ways it does the job:

Economic:

  • Free water- plus if you take no water from the grid they don't charge you sewerage;
  • Low cost to install as it does not require heavy groundwork to install and is easy to maintain;
  • If you want us to filter it to drinking water standard, you can have pure water on tap- cutting out the need for expensive bottled water;
  • For many families and small businesses, collecting rainwater can lead to a large reduction in their utilities bill. On an industrial scale, harvesting rainwater can provide the needed amounts of water for many operations to take place smoothly without having to deplete the nearby water sources.

Better Consumption:

  • Better utilise an energy resource- the rain is free and we use a lot of water, so why not don’t you? Water from the mains takes a lot of energy to produce so the less we use of this not easily renewable source, the better;
  • Can be used in a multitude of ways- for the garden, loos and the bath. We can even filter it to drinking water standard;
  • Most rooftops act as a workable catchment area, which can be linked to the harvesting system; Reduces demand on ground water.

Feel good:

  • Ideal retrofit solution so there is little/ no disruption to your life- only any enhancing of lifestyle;
    Little to time to install and maintain;
  • If you want us to filter it, you can have free drinking water on tap;
  • Rainwater is free from many chemicals found in ground water, making it suitable for irrigation and watering gardens.

Simple:

  • Easy installation and maintenance- can be undertaken by most DIY-ers;
    Flexible enough to fit in with your lifestyle;
  • Simple technology;
  • Overground systems avoid the civil work and disruption required when installing traditional below ground systems;
  • Urban modular tank systems make it simple to add units to provide the required capacity and modules can always be added at a later stage if water needs change.

 Reliable:

  • Protect against flooding and drought;
  • These tanks aren’t concreted in so are easy to maintain;
  • Urban rainwater harvesting systems offer the durability, utility and permanence of a traditional below-ground system.

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