At Atlas Water Harvesting we are always striving to give you the best possible solution for your water needs. In the majority of our projects we can offer a totally 100% neutral carbon product once installed. Benefits of the Atlas Water Harvesting System: Reduction in water bills sometimes my is not much of 90% . Totally gravity fed systems in many cases. Little or no electricity bills. No ground work is required. No holes in the ground And excess spoil to go offsite. Automatic Mains backup supply. No filters to be replaced. Reduction in mains water supply costs. Reduction in serious costs. Reduction in the amount of water entering a slurry store. Avoids side drainage and flood risk. Reduces dependency of supplied from rivers and groundwater.. And usually 20 to 25% cheaper than conventional water harvesting systems.
At Atlas we have looked at rain water harvesting in some depth for some time now to see if rain water harvesting systems can be improved upon. The answer is YES!
We have designed and developed the next generation of water harvesting.
The system that we have designed by capturing the water at source (on the Roof) means we can eliminate the following items:
- Underground storage tanks
- Pumps or replacement pumps
- Complicated electronics
- Electrical supply
- Over flow drainage system
- No pipe work from house to garden
- No mains water supply into the garden to top up the tank when it runs out of water
- We can truly boast that we are the only water harvesting company in the market which is absolutely 100% totally green & energy free.
We require no energy to run our system.
All other water harvesting companies require electricity to run their pumps.
Remember we give a 5 year guarantee
Rainwater harvesting primarily consists of the collection, storage and subsequent use of captured rainwater as either the principal or as a supplementary source of water. Both potable and non-potable, Examples exist of systems that provide water for domestic, commercial, institutional and industrial purposes as well as agriculture, livestock, groundwater recharge, flood control, process water and as an emergency supply for fire fighting.
The concept of rainwater harvesting is both simple and ancient and systems can vary from small and basic, such as the attachment of a water butt to a rainwater downspout, to large and complex, such as those which collect water from many hectares and serve large numbers of people. Before the latter half of the twentieth century, rainwater harvesting systems were used predominantly in areas lacking alternative forms of water supply, such as coral islands and remote, arid locations lacking suitable surface or groundwater resources. The fundamental processes involved in rainwater harvesting are demonstrated below.Flowchart demonstrating fundamental rainwater harvesting processes.
All rainwater harvesting systems share a number of common components.
- A catchment surface from which rainwater runoff is collected, e.g. a roof surface.
- A system for transporting rainwater from the catchment surface to a storage reservoir.
- A reservoir where rainwater is stored until needed.
- A device for extracting rainwater from the reservoir.
- The main source of potable (drinking) water,
- A supplementary source of potable water, or
- A supplementary source of non-potable water, e.g. for WC flushing.
In developing countries the main use of harvested rainwater is for potable supply whilst in developed countries examples of all three uses exist, with potable supplies being more common in rural locations and non-potable supplies in urban areas.
Rainwater harvesting is now back after having been ignored for decades. For arid and semi-arid regions, domestic rainwater harvesting has a proven track record of providing water next to the house. That water has both domestic and economic uses.Planning and management and the potential effects and impacts
Where groundwater and surface water sources are in short supply, rainwater harvesting may be a sustainable alternative or supplement. Roof harvesting of rainwater is the most common but also other hard surface areas are used.