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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Keep it green with Ozzi Kleen

    Environmental Heros Branch out! Sunshine Coast local family business strives ahead in turbulent times. New branches set to open on the Gold Coast and in Victoria selling Sunshine Coast’s home grown, environmentally friendly Ozzi Kleen wastewater recycling systems. With environmental sustainability and responsibility more immanent than ever before, Suncoast Waste Water Management are doing their ...

  • Kleen helping Victoria become GREEN

    Enjoy a never ending supply of nutrient rich water for gardens and lawns with the Ozzi Kleen sewerage recycling system with environmental sustainability and responsibility more immanent than ever before, the team at Ozzi Kleen Water & Waste Water is doing their part to assist in easing Australia’s water shortage. Ozzi Kleen products, manufactured here in Australia, offer home owners the ...

  • 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 ...

  • UBCM says AESC water system raises the Barr

    With all the free rain that falls on the Fraser Valley, Dean Barrett thought it would be a good idea to collect it and use it for making ice at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. So did the City of Abbotsford and the AESC operators, so with the expertise of Barrett's company, Barr Plastics, along with Saxon Mechanical, Excalibur Electric and Tiger Purification Systems, the building ...


    By BARR Plastics Inc.

  • WPL’s Easy to Install Diamond Sewage Treatment Plant

    If you are lucky enough to be involved with a domestic project in the beautiful countryside of Great Britain, one thing you will find is most properties are off-mains drainage. When involved with an off-mains project, it is important that you know where wastewater goes and what happens to it, usually by means of a domestic sewage treatment plant or septic tank, for example. One such project in ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • Some California cities seek water independence

    Drops of rain fell on Josephine Miller's 1920s bungalow - a watery relief in the midst of a punishing drought. Instead of flowing into storm drains and washing out to sea, an oversized tank harvested the precious resource to keep her thirsty citrus trees and vegetables from shriveling up on dry days. Across Santa Monica, backyard rain barrels and cisterns are becoming fashionable. Since 2010, the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Celebrate Drinking Water Week

    Missouri American Water joins the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in recognizing May 6 – 12 as National Drinking Water Week -- a time to recognize the vital role that drinking water plays in our daily lives. A few simple steps at home can help protect the rivers and wells that are the source of our water. Watershed protection is the common thread that ...


    By American Water

  • EPA Awards $860,000 to Communities to Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced $860,000 to help 14 communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the impacts of climate change. The funding supports President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which directs federal agencies to support community-based preparedness and resilience efforts across the country. ...

  • A natural solution for catching rain in Guatemala

    In the midst of a light but constant sheet of rain, two young smiling Mayan girls stand in the middle of the schoolyard. One in a red coat, the other in pink, both wearing rich, hand-woven skirts that stop just above their ankles. Leaning toward each other, hands joined, they form a bridge for all the pushing, squealing smaller children to squirm playfully through below. Off to the side two young ...


    By Water For People

  • EPA Launches Sixth Annual “Fix a Leak Week” to Chase Leaks and Improve Water Efficiency

    Every year, more than 10,000 gallons of water is wasted in homes due to easy-to-fix leaks. Nationwide, household leaks add up to more than 1 trillion gallons of water lost every year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reminding homeowners of the easy steps they can take to help save water in their communities now and for future generations. “Fixing household leaks not only saves ...

  • Climate Action Plan Toolkit: EPA Releases Stormwater Climate Change Tool

    As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan Virtual Climate Resilience Toolkit, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the Climate Adjustment Tool for EPA’s Stormwater Management Model – a widely-used, downloadable online ...

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