rainwater harvesting tank Articles

  • Rainwater Harvesting – Water Storage Tanks Supplied to Quarry

    Enduramaxx Water Tanks recently manufactured and delivered an order of 10 No. 20800 Litre Water Storage Tanks for water reuse in a quarry. Enduramaxx won the order through working with the client and the system installer. This combination of water tanks were fitted with interlinking pipe work as Enduramaxx customised the fittings to ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Composition and distribution of bacteria in an operating rainwater harvesting tank

    In this study, we investigated the phylogenetic distribution of the bacteria present in an operating rainwater tank by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), and compared the bacterial composition in rainwater and biofilm from the inlet and outlet of the tank. Seventeen species were identified, the DGGE profiles of which showed a clear difference between the planktonic bacterial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling rainwater harvesting for commercial buildings

    Commercial areas are generally fully paved and with more impervious land cover than residential areas. This paper demonstrates a wall-mounted rainwater harvesting system designed to deal with limited land space. An arrangement of three tanks in series was used on a commercial shop lot where flat roofs generate large amounts of runoff. The system is compact, and can be installed and fitted ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rainwater harvesting for welfare centre in Newcastle

    Shilbottle Welfare Centre Rain Water Harvesting System A complete rainwater harvesting system has been delivered by Aquaco for the Shilbottle Welfare Centre run by Newcastle City Council. The system comprises of a 15,000 litre underground GRP rain water collection tank incorporating a stainless steel mesh leaf filter and dual submersible pump sets which is a typical example of an ...

  • More Rain – How to Take Advantage of This Free Resource With Rainwater Harvesting Tanks

    As the rain continues into February, Farmers throughout the country are being urged to help alleviate flooding through pumping and not exacerbating situations through water channel dredging and similar.  But they are also being urged to start storing and using this excess water through rainwater harvesting, including the implementation of rainwater harvesting tanks. But it’s not only ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Impacts of using rainwater tanks on stormwater harvesting and runoff quality

    The popularity of rainwater use in Australia depends completely on the individual householder's preference. The quality of reticulated water supplies in major cities of Australia is far superior to water stored in rainwater tanks. However, due to persistent drought and the implementation of stringent water restrictions, cities such as Melbourne have encouraged the use of rainwater harvesting ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rising Water Prices Mean Rainwater Harvesting Tanks are the Future

    Following one of the warmest summers in recent years and a number of water companies planning to raise bills by up to 8 per cent, it’s never been more important to plan for the future.  According to SWARM (South West Agricultural Resource Management) water is no longer a cheap and plentiful resource to farmers and growers, especially for those based in the South West and the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Enduramaxx Rainwater Tanks at LAMMA 2014

    Since 1982 the LAMMA show has been staged yearly. Next year, the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show comes to Peterborough on the 22nd and 23rd of January 2014. Free to attend, the show regularly attracts up to 40,000 farmers from around the country and overseas and Enduramaxx will be displaying products and running offers on our vertical rainwater tanks ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Sutton Ashfield surgery has rainwater harvesting installed

    Rainwater harvesting for new surgery in Sutton Ashfield Aquaco Water Recycling will be supplying rainwater harvesting equipment to the New Street Doctors’ Surgery in Sutton Ashfield to allow rainwater to be collected from the 330m2 roof and used for lavatory flushing. The rainwater harvesting system supplied consists of an underground rainwater collection tank with internal ...

  • Primary School in Essex gets a rainwater harvesting system

    Rainwater Harvesting System for primary school The Westborough Primary School, near Southend-on-Sea, has ordered a complete rainwater harvesting system from market leader Aquaco. The system comprises of a 10,000 litre single piece underground rainwater collection tank and the Aquaco inline wire mesh leaf filter. A dual submersible pump set provides 100% standby ...

  • Assessment of rainwater harvesting for drinking water supply in Bangladesh

    Rainwater harvesting is a potential option of water supply to the coastal and arsenic affected rural communities in Bangladesh and during the last few years, several projects were undertaken to promote and install various types of rainwater harvesting systems by government organizations and NGOs mainly for drinking and cooking water supply. A study was undertaken to assess the currently practiced ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rainwater harvesting potentials for drought mitigation in Iran

    In order to evaluate the potential of rainwater harvesting (RWH) for mitigating water scarcity in a semi-arid zone of the country (Mashhad-Iran), three typical RWH systems were installed and monitored. The first system consists of 5,000 m2 natural ground catchment which was leveled and covered with plastic sheets allowing for maximum possible runoff generation. Surface runoff was conducted into a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rainwater Harvesting: So Easy A Homeowner Can Do It

    Rainwater Harvesting, what’s that? It’s something so easy, a homeowner can do it. As most of you already know, the concept has been around for years, BUT…how do you make it a concept you can retrofit into your home? What was at one time an engineering marvel is now ...


    By Rainwater Warehouse

  • Barnet Eco-School get rainwater collection tank

    Rainwater Harvesting system supplied to Northway and Fairway school in Barnet Aquaco are supplying a 30,000 litre rainwater collection tank together with associated pump sets, controls, filtration and Ultra Violet disinfection for the use of toilet flushing within the school building. Aquaco will be testing and commissioning the equipment once ...

  • Knowledge of measures to safeguard harvested rainwater quality in rural domestic households

    Given the possibility of waterborne diseases caused by inappropriate rainwater harvesting systems, a survey was conducted in Uganda to assess existing knowledge of both physical and non-physical measures that safeguard harvested rainwater. Households who had received rainwater tanks were assessed on issues related to harvested rainwater quality. The study shows that 84% of respondents were aware ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Performance evaluation of rainwater harvesting system and strategy for dry season challenge

    The extensive application of rainwater harvesting (RWH) projects is inhibited by the challenge posed by the dry seasons. In a case study of Mnyundo Primary School, Tanzania, the performance of the RWH system was evaluated using a daily water balance model. The methodology is based on defined dry season parameters – no water days (NWDs), rainwater usage ratio (RUR), and water level in local ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Safe water, household income and health challenges in Ugandan homes that harvest rainwater

    Having access to a safe water supply is important to improve a person's quality of life. We examine the relationship between the influence of water availability on monthly household expenditures (the dependent variable) and independent variables such as household characteristics, tank size, usage instructions and post-construction guidance, including the management of water-related health ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quality assessment of rooftop runoff and harvested rainwater from a building catchment

    A major obstacle to the promotion of rainwater harvesting is chemical and microbiological concerns. To determine its suitability as an alternative water resource, water quality parameters such as pH, turbidity and metal ion concentrations and counted total coliform, Escherichia coli and heterotrophic bacteria were measured. It was observed that the stored rainwater had a neutral average pH and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of first flush on storage-reliability-yield of rainwater harvesting

    Rainwater harvesting (RWH) entails capture of rainwater falling on a roof and conveyance to a storage tank for later use as domestic water supply. During dry weather, dust and pollutants accumulate on the roof surface and are subsequently washed off with the ‘first flush’ at the beginning of the next rain. Diverting the first flush can improve the quality of stored water but at the cost of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cost-effective rainwater harvesting system in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona

    Expected population growth will result in increasing water demand. The consequences could potentially jeopardise water resource availability especially in urban areas and significantly increase costs. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems can aid not only in meeting water demand partially, but also doing so in a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner than other techniques. Although ...


    By IWA Publishing

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