How Does A Commercial Rainwater Harvesting System Work?


Rainwater harvesting systems can cut down water bills and improve sustainability in a wide range of commercial and industrial settings. This no-nonsense option is transforming the way we understand our relationship with water. Here’s how a commercial rainwater harvesting system works.

How Much Rainwater Can I Save?

A Logical Idea

If you’ve ever watched rainwater pouring out of a drainpipe or spilling off a roof, you may have wondered where it goes. Much of it ends up in the nearest reservoir, where the local water company will clean it and charge you to use it. Rainwater harvesting cuts out the middleman, giving businesses control over the water used on their property or land. Harvesting involves collecting, storing, and using the water for various purposes. Almost everything can be taken care of by recycled rainwater, including washing, operating appliances, and feeding livestock. There are lots of different types of set-ups, including gravity systems and pumped systems.

Keeping It Clean

Water contains many organic ingredients. Most of these are harmless, but some of them can cause health problems for humans and animals, so safe water collection is a several-stage process. Rainwater harvesting systems channel water through a downpipe and into a filtration system, removing any dirt, debris, and contaminants – essential in urban environments in which rainwater can pick up airborne particulate matter from cars.

The clean water is then stored in an underground or overground tank from which it can be re-used. A suction hose draws the water from just below the surface where it is freshest, and this can be used to feed taps, showers, washing machines, and toilet cisterns, among other uses. Tanks are manufactured to form a formidable barrier to bacteria and algae spores, offering a very safe option for water storage.

Surprising Benefits

One of the main reasons that commercial property owners and businesses invest in a rainwater harvesting system is that it reduces water bills, often by up to 50%. Many research articles explain the financial benefits of reducing dependency on the grid by harvesting rainwater, and studies also show that there are multiple additional benefits. The approach is very useful for reducing the risk of rainwater overwhelming the drainage system and causing flooding in below-street level storage areas, offices, car parks, and basements, for instance.

Working In Harmony With The Grid

Rainwater harvesting systems are designed to switch back and forth between mains water and their own supply depending on availability, so there is no risk of the taps running dry during a heatwave. Professional help can also ensure that each property has the right set-up. At Enduramaxx, we supply tanks from 1,000 to 30,000 litres in volume, available for both below ground and above ground installations. Our team can help calculate the volume of rainwater you can expect, and the amount that you require, and ensure that you find the perfect match.

Find Out More

If you want to learn more about the benefits of rainwater harvesting for your business, please call Enduramaxx today on 01778 5628810.

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