domestic rainwater harvesting News

  • Rainwater harvesting solves UK shortage

    The long dry spell experienced by much of southern England this summer accentuates the growing pressures on national water supplies, predicted to become much worse over the next few decades. Against this background, rainwater harvesting can potentially play a very important part in relieving stresses on mains water supplies, simply by substituting rainwater for mains-water for the non-wholesome ...

  • Rainwater Warehouse Launches Rainwater Harvesting E-Commerce Website

    Rainwater Warehouse has launched a new website offering a complete range of rainwater harvesting systems and products. According to Principal, Jack Burden, Rainwater Warehouse provides a complete range of residential & commercial rainwater harvesting products. The company offers packaged solutions directly to green build developers, builders and homeowners.  They also provide commercial ...


    By Rainwater Warehouse

  • WPL Improves its Rainwater Harvesting Range

    WPL Ltd is pleased to announce that they have added the Platin tank to their range of Rainwater Harvesting products. This low profile, light tank is extremely easy to install and requires minimal excavation due to its shallow depth. The Platin tank can be installed above or below ground and ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • WPL improves its rainwater harvesting range

    WPL Ltd is pleased to announce that they have added the Platin tank to their range of Rainwater Harvesting products. This low profile, light tank is extremely easy to install and requires minimal excavation due to its shallow depth. The Platin tank can be installed above or below ground and is ideally suited to high water table (HWT) areas and rocky ground. Furthermore, it is suitable for both ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • So, What Exactly Is Rainwater Harvesting, Why Should I Take Notice?

    Rainwater Harvesting is the collection of rainwater that falls on the roof of a building. It’s taken from the roof because this is usually the cleanest water. This water is filtered on route to an above or below ground tank outside and can be used back in the building (for flushing the toilets, cleaning purposes, in washing machines, etc.) or it can be used outside the building ...

  • Thailand promotes rainwater harvesting as inexpensive and practical solution to water problems

    An ancient solution to a modern problem? True, the 2,000-year-old Thai tradition of capturing rainfall into jars has seen an interesting revival in the northeastern part of the country in recent years. Production of these rain jars have increased, bringing additional income to households, and securing water for entire communities for the years to come. Will other countries pursuing similar ...


  • WPL is launching its own accreditation scheme for installers of its RainRetain Developers rainwater harvesting systems.

    The Developers systems are specifically aimed at property developers, housing associations and large-scale house builders and are distributed through builders’ merchants nationwide. House builders involved with multiple property developments will be able to specify these systems easily knowing they comply with Building Regulations, the Code for Sustainable Homes and also BS8515:2009. The ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • Now its legal to catch and store rainwater in Colorado

    Front Range Precast Concrete (FRPC), has been providing throughout Colorado for over 62 years. Manufacturers of FLXX watertight concrete tanks for wastewater storage, conventional septic systems, water cisterns, and sand, grease and oil interceptors for commercial use, FRPC is now offering solutions for rainwater harvesting. Effective July 1, 2009, Governor Ritter signed Senate Bill 09-080 ...

  • Best of British: RainCatcher’s Best Selling, British-Made Rainwater Products

    Here at RainCatcher we pride ourselves on British-made quality when it comes to Rainwater Harvesting. Our family run business continuously researches, develops and innovates in a bid to bring about small incremental change that when accumulated with other solutions, such as EcoGrid permeable paving, will have a measurable impact on the environment and quality of life for those living in ...

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Rain harvesting can avert crisis

    To ensure South-East Asias's growing population has enough water to drink, we need to collect more rain, says Crispin Maslog. The world's next major crisis will be a lack of water for home use, including drinking water, many scientists predict. Humans can survive around 40 days without food, but much ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Storm Katie causes chaos!

    Easter washout! Bank holiday misery! Britain on flood alert! The Environment Agency issues 28 flood warnings in the wake of Storm Katie. Just another typical British Bank Holiday to make us all feel glum. But are we missing an opportunity with all this rain? Rainwater is part of the never ending water cycle but fresh water is an increasingly scarce, precious and expensive resource ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • RainCatcher Exhibiting at RWM 2016 Event This September

    Come visit us at i2i’s RWM 2016 Exhibition, Europe’s premier event for resource efficiency and waste management — RainCatcher will be attending as part of the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Export Connect programme. RWM is the only exhibition of its kind, covering all aspects of the waste hierarchy and ...

  • WPL gain LABC registration for key products

    The Diamond packaged sewage treatment plant, RainRetain rainwater harvesting systems and percolation tunnels now save you more time and money than ever before as they gain LABC registration. A key part of installing any form of sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting system or percolation tunnel soakaway system can be the planning and building control approval process. While this can ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • WPL gain LABC registration for key products

    The Diamond packaged sewage treatment plant, RainRetain rainwater harvesting systems and percolation tunnels now save you more time and money than ever before as they gain LABC registration. A key part of installing any form of sewage treatment plant, rainwater ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • A roof, a tank and rain

    All it takes is a roof, a gutter and a tank to lift the poor out of drudgery. But is it that simple, ask Aisling Irwin and Aditya Ghosh? Mr Wijesinghe, of Meewellawa village, in the dry northwest of Sri Lanka, used to dread his neighbours calling round. A call, by custom, means serving a cup of tea. His well was dry for increasing portions of the year — and every drop had to be ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • WPL Announced as National Business Awards Finalist

    WPL Limited has been short listed for Transformational Change of the Year at this year’s National Business Awards in partnership with Orange. WPL provides innovative and reliable sewage and wastewater treatment, rainwater harvesting and grease management systems for domestic, commercial and industrial markets, as well as being one of the main suppliers to the UK's water utility companies. ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • RainCatcher Soakaway Crates – A More Modern Approach To Surface Water Drainage

      Among RainCatcher’s rainwater harvesting product range of innovative, high performance, easy-to-install tanks, filters, pumps and accessories you will also find our new RainCatcher ...

  • Summertime...and the problem is algae

    Algae can spurt into growth when nutrient-rich UK tap water is used to top up ponds. So in the hot dry summer months the best course of action is to wait for the rain and, if possible, prepare for dry spells by collecting as much rainwater as possible. In hot, dry weather water evaporates from the surface of ponds and other wetlands. As the water level goes down, nutrients and pollutants are ...

  • New member for national sales team

    WPL introduces a new member to its National Sales Team WPL’s technical field sales team welcomes the addition of Sam Bradshaw, who will cover the Northern region of England.  Sam brings over 6 years' experience of working with builders merchants and contractors, and says he is “very much looking forward to the exciting challenge ahead. I am delighted to have joined a company ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • New sales and marketing director for WPL environmental wastewater solutions

    As part of WPL’s continuing strategic development, Simon Kimber joins WPL to head up the Sales and Marketing team. Simon brings 25 years experience in the wastewater treatment industry, having worked in this sector his entire career, and holds an honours degree in Biological Science from Portsmouth University. He began his career as a product development engineer and moved into sales where ...


    By WPL Ltd

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