Atlas - Water Harvesting System for Agriculture
Water has now become a valuable commodity and with climate changes our relationship with water has fundamentally changed. Rainwater Harvesting is becoming a major consideration in all new development and renovations around the country, whether it is a self-builder or a major property developer. Rainwater harvesting is a solution which supports the environment and assists with water shortages and helps to satisfy the increasing demand on our water. It’s crazy to just let a precious commodity like water to go down our drainage system, and into our river system sometimes creating flooding when we have the knowledge of how to catch the rainwater at our home; not only saving us money on our water bill, but we can help stop the waste ofwater and also help prevent flooding.
Environmental issues are becoming increasingly important and there is a growing public awareness of the contribution that good building design can make and help to reducing pollution and improving the environment.
By Rainwater harvesting we save up to 50% of the water that we would need from the mains supply.
- There's nothing more satisfying than knowing you have saved a fortune on a rainy day;
- Rainwater is free, pure, soft and plants love it.
- Replace power showers with aerated ones.
- Mulch your bare soil areas to slow down evaporation.
- Power shower uses more water than a deep bath.
- Wait untill the dishwasher is full before turning it on.
- Put a plastic bottle full of water in the toilet cistern.
- Turn taps off between use - even for a few seconds and especially in the kitchen. If left running kitchen taps use 12 litres of water per minute.
- Don't leave the tap running fast when you clean your teeth.
- Don't leave the tap running fast when you clean your teeth. Either rinse from a glass or turn the tap down to a dribble.
- Insulate around hot and cold water pipes, a lot of water gets wasted by running taps whilst waiting for hot or cold water to run through.
- With rainwater Harvesting you can measure the amount of water that you are using in the home and have an idea of where water is being wasted.
- Repair all dripping taps.
- It is better to give plants a really good watering once a week than a bit every day. Often, the water just remains in the top layer of soil away from the roots and simply evaporates without giving the plants any benefit at all.
- Replace old taps with new aeratedTaps.
- Check that the toilet is not leaking water down the back of the bowl as is often the case with dual flush valve toilets.
The new generation of water harvesting Compare Our (Atlas) water harvesting system against other water harvesting company’s and you will see how great our system is and how we are over 50% more cost affective.
Look what you will save on.
- No Ground works so no big hole to dig out
- No Concrete base to put in
- No excavated materials to go off site
- No Drainage to be put in
- No Electronics needed (Control Panel)
- No Electrics
- No Pumps
- No Mains water supply into the garden to top up the tank when it runs out of water
Funding and Grants
Although funding and grants are not currently available for Rainwater harvesters at present, products do award points in the Code for Sustainable Homes. The water conservation category alone is worth more than 11% in the Code for Sustainable Homes.
How Environmental Friendly?
- We can truly boast that we are the only water harvesting company in the market which is absolutely 100% totally green and energy free.
- We do away with a large amount of the costly items, and also the labour to fit those items.
- We require no energy to run our system.
- All other Water Harvesting company’s require electricity to run their pumps’.
- Help Stop Flooding by starting to harvest rain water
- Save 50% on Mains Water Consumption
- Save 50% on your Water Bills
- Rain Water harvesting is a very simple concept.
- You collect rain water of your roof and save your self MONEY
Why consider a rainwater harvesting system?
Despite the common perception that it rains a lot in England and Wales, our water resources are under pressure. A high volume of water is taken from the environment for human use. Demand for water is rising because the population is increasing, lifestyles are changing and the impacts of a changing climate are becoming clearer. In the south east of England, where larger numbers of people live and work, water is scarcer than anywhere else in England and Wales. In fact, there is less water available per person in this region than in many Mediterranean countries.
What are the benefits of a rainwater harvesting system?
Rainwater harvesting systems can reduce demand for mains water and relieve pressure on available supplies. For customers with meters, water bills will be reduced by up to 50%.
Reducing the volume of mains water supplied means less water is taken from lakes, rivers and reservoirs and more is left to benefit ecosystems and help sustain the water environment. By water harvesting you use up to 50% less mains water so you save on your water bill.
Rainwater harvesting systems can also reduce the risk of flooding and pollution as less rainwater is discharged to drains and sewers and, ultimately, to rivers. They can contribute to slowing down the flow of water and reduce the pressure on drainage systems in times of high flow.
The Code for Sustainable Homes - what's it all about?
The Code for Sustainable Homes was launched in April 2007. The UK government made it mandatory for new build housing in England to be rated against the Code from 1st May 2008. This represents one of the most fundamental changes affecting house building since building regulations were introduced.
The Code has been developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) and the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
This Code replaced EcoHomes (for new-build in England) from April 10th 2007. The Code for sustainable homes address nine major areas of development:
Energy, water, materials, surface water run-off, waste, pollution, health and well-being, management and ecology
SUR 1, WAT 1, WAT 2 - what's it all about?
Reducing the consumption of water in order to conserve stocks is fast becoming a high priority for specifies builders, contractors, architects and end users in order to achieve the ratings set out by the Code of Sustainable Homes and BREEAM.
By 2016 all new homes must comply with level 6 and in order to achieve this rating mains water consumption must be reduced from an average of 150 liters per person per day to 80 litres code level 5 and 6.
Sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) often incorporate rainwater harvesting. SUDS reduce the risk of flooding by increasing the retention and control of surface/storm water. In England, Planning Policy Statement 25 'Development and Flood Risk' (PPS25)2 requires flood risk to be considered at all stages of the planning process to reduce future loss of life and damage to property from flooding.
Aim of WAT 1 and WAT 2
To reduce all aspects of consumption of potable water throughout the home through the use of various water efficient appliances, fittings and recycling systems such as a rainwater harvesting system.
Aim of SUR 1
To design surface water drainage for housing developments which avoid, reduce and delay the discharge of rainfall run-off to public sewers and watercourses using SUDS techniques. This will protect receiving waters from pollution and minimise the risk of flooding and other environmental damage in watercourses.
Water has now become a very valuable commodity and with climate changes our water bills will keep rising. But we have the power in our own hands not only to cut our water bills but to save water off the roof over our heads.
We at Atlas have developed and patented a new unique Water Harvesting System which can collect the water off the roof and transfer it directly into storage tanks in the roof space.
Now with the water storage in the roof space we can gravity feed:
- Washing machines
- Watering the garden
- Car washing
We are the only company which can offer a totally gravity feed system.
How does our system work?
By capturing the water at source we can gravity feed the complete house. This means there is no need for: Underground Storage tanks
Depending on what part of agricultural you are in you can save as much as 90% on your water bills.
The UK farming industry is growing at a considerable pace and as with all industries needs to remain competitive.
Managing your water consumption can play a big role in reducing your water bills and also give you better quality water. As rainwater is softer than mains water.
We at Atlas have designed, developed, and patented a unique system aimed to supplying drinking water for agricultural livestock such as poultry, pigs, cows and sheep.
The rainwater is collected and stored ready for use immediate use.
The water can be used for cleaning down poultry houses, cow sheds, etc. as well as being used for flushing toilets and washing machines.