rainwater collection News

  • From really large to really small

    Graf Plastics GmbH produces large volume Carat brand underground tanks for rainwater collection (photo 2) at its Teningen location (photo 1). Surplus production material arises during production of the up to 6,500 litres large containers and this is shredded in a single step into ground material with a WEIMA WLK 30 Super-Jumbo single-shaft shredder from WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH, ...


    By WEIMA

  • Washington state drafts rainwater collection rule

    The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking help from the general public in drafting regulations on the collection and use of rainwater in Washington State. Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn about rainwater collection and to discuss a new statewide rule on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in Aberdeen, where the fourth in a series of workshops being held around the state is ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rainwater harvesting tanks: benefits Of horizontal storage

    Horizontal Rainwater Harvesting Tanks as such as The Original Rainwater Pillow are an economical solution to use wasted spaces for rainwater storage. Rainwater Collection To harvest rain water is the best way to save water for future generations and money, you would normally spend for city water. Rainwater provides on-site storm water retention and aquifer recharge. If there ...


    By GEI Works, Inc.

  • BARR awarded for water conservation efforts

    BARR Plastics Inc. was honored to claim their second water conservation award for the year on November 26, presented by the City of Abbotsford. The certificate, received at City Hall by Dean Barrett, co-owner of BARR Plastics Inc., stated to be “in support of BARR’s water conservation efforts that assist in making the City of Abbotsford a sustainable and environmentally conscience ...


    By BARR Plastics Inc.

  • Comprehensive Professional Rainwater Catchment Training now Available

    The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA ) now offers four levels of rainwater catchment education with three levels of professional recognitions.  ARCSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 to promote rainwater catchment systems in the United States. ARCSA strives to offers a full spectrum of rainwater harvesting workshops and professional ...

  • The Versatility of the GutterMate Filter

    When building our completely off-grid house, we were reliant upon collecting rainwater which is stored in a very large, underground tank. This is then pumped into the house, on-demand, after first going through a water treatment plant. Our main concern, given the abundance of trees on our land, was to ensure that the ...


    By Gutter Mate 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 ...

  • Farming Blamed For Scottish Beach Pollution

    Farming has been blamed in part for health fears as 14 Scottish beaches fail pollution tests. According to the Scottish Herald, paddlers, surfers, swimmers and bathers at 14 Scottish beaches are being put at risk by pollution from overflowing sewers and farms. The annual survey of Scotland’s bathing waters is shortly due to be released by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and will ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Pipe Clamps are Used for Many Purposes

    Pipe clamps are a workshop staple because they provide a lot of clamping pressure. Pipe clamps are found in all manner of household, industrial and outdoor settings. They’re used as an efficient and tidy way to restrain, secure and guide tubing or conduit for a range of plumbing, heating and electrical purposes. Pipe clips are sold in a wide variety of materials, ...

  • Storm Desmond – The Impact on Farming and Rainwater Harvesting

    With hundreds of homes being evacuated around Cumbria and the Scottish borders, the farming community has rallied support for the victims, many pledging donations of forage and bedding. Forage Aid was established in the wake of the Somerset floods of 2013 and the organisation is currently taking offers on social media and through it’s Just Giving page here: ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Portable Tank Group teams up with highland tank

    Portable Tank Group, a Floridian tank supplier for static water storage, flexi tanks for ISO container transportation, and emergency water reserve, has teamed up with Highland Tank to offer you a wide variety of steel tanks for water and petroleum-chemical applications for both residential and commercial needs. Highland Tank was established in 1946 and has been manufacturing quality products ever ...

  • Despite recent floods farming a growth sector

    The Telegraph recently reported that, according to the National Farmers Union, that despite the recent floods, farming in the UK is a growing sector that has defied the economic downturn. British farmers booster their economic output by 54 per cent between 2008 and 2012. The NFU said agriculture had contributed £24bn to the UK economy in 2012, up from just £16bn in 2007 and has proved ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Rainwater Harvesting Company Recognized

    BARR Plastics, Based In Abbotsford, BC, won a Union of BC Municipalities Award in Leadership and Innovation for its part in helping develop the rainwater harvesting system recently installed at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. The award followed on an earlier Environmental Leadership Award from the City of Abbotsford for the same project. The centre is the first in the world to use ...


    By BARR Plastics Inc.

  • Taking Advantage of the Wet Summer – From Food Safety To Rainwater Harvesting

    Although the UK’s wet summer may have affected crops up and down the country, the wet weather is being used to the advantages of food safety through a project run by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Led by the Agricultural Development Advisory Service, the project focuses on fungal toxins in cereal crops and aims to arm the food industry with new tools to more ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Farmers Facing Crop Crisis – Excessive Rainfall Can Bring Benefits Though

    A number of farmers across Hampshire reported to the Daily Echo that torrential rain throughout August has hit their profits hard. Throughout the last week of the month, 19.4mm of rain fell on the Sunday, 11.6mm on Monday and 15.2mm fell last Tuesday, resulting in what some describe as a major crop crisis. According to some farmers, it has been around 10 years since the region experienced a ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Greywater reclamation system at Bridgewater State University`s Marshall Conant Science Building in Bridgewater, MA

    Boston, MA - Practical Applications, Inc. (PAI), a leading environmental company, has designed and built the greywater reclamation system at Bridgewater State University's Marshall Conant Science Building in Bridgewater, MA. Designed to treat rainwater collected from roof leaders, the greywater is required to be filtered and disinfected with chlorine prior to being used for non-potable use in the ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • Farmers Urge Cameron To Tackle Climate Change – Rainwater Tanks to Collect Free Water

    According to the Western Morning News, campaigners, including some farmers, are urging David Cameron to take action at next week’s climate change summit in New York, following widespread flooding and storms that have battered the Westcountry and Somerset earlier in the year. A number of charities back the campaigners, including Christian Aid, Greenpeace, the National Trust, the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Oxford Rainwater Flooding Safeguards Planned By Environment Agency

    If you’re a farmer around the Oxfordshire area, you’ll remember that 2014 brought terrible floods that cut off farms and major highways for days at a time. With more than 1800 homes and a number of farms currently classed as ‘at risk’ by the Environment Agency, a new flood prevention scheme has just been proposed. The Environment Agency plans to protect the area through a ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • 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 ...

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