Our body Chemistry plays a part in how our bodies react to minerals and chemicals in water supplies.
Calcium and magnesium causes hard water together with chlorine which is added to mains water for disinfection are common causes of skin irritation and dry skin.
Hard water and detergents are incompatible to one another thus resulting in a higher usage of all washing products.
Rainwater overcomes all those problems due to its low mineral content and pH values.
This knowledge is gained through having over 25 years dealing with and installing filtration systems to remove a wide range of minerals and impurities from well and mains water supplies.
It is apparent that the supply of drinking water produced is not quite sufficient for our needs; one of the ways to recover this is Rainwater Harvesting.
Rainwater is by far the best water for household use including drinking water. By fitting a filtration system this system will give superior quality water in comparison to well or mains water.
Rainwater collection can start with tanks from 200 litres to 40,000 litres depending on your requirement (a family of four will use 4,500 litres a week).
You can have a tank and pumping system only or the complete pumping and filtration system. There are various types of pumps depending on water pressure and flow rate required.
Having many years experience in dealing with water from wells and mains supplies which contain high level of minerals and impurities (hard water and chlorine being the most common irritant to skin) we know rainwater is pure and does not contain any chlorine and high level of impurities.
Advantages of Rainwater Harvesting
- Use of Natural Resource
- Easy to maintain - Reduced Water Bills
- Adds value to property
- Reduced the total consumption on mains water by up to 55%
- Softer rainwater for washing so less detergents will be required
- Softened water can help certain dry skin conditions such as eczema
- Less energy required to heat due to the low mineral content
- Softened water improves the efficiency of hot water and heating systems
- The water contains no chlorine so it is ideal for garden and washing cars
- Reduces the cost of any future investment in expensive and lengthy projects for new water development
- Predictions show that the demand for water use is increasing
- Great flavour in tea and coffee
What are the deciding factors in using Well water or Rainwater?
- If you have your own Well water supply and it is hard water. It is cheaper to install a water softening system than a Rainwater system.
- Have you a mains water supply and it is hard water? It is worth considering Rainwater than installing a water softening system. Mains water has to be fitted and pumped and the demand is getting higher, the result will be high water charges.
- If you are building a new house and have not got any water supply. This is the ideal time to install a whole house Rainwater system (There is no decision required - Rainwater system is best).
- If you are in commercial premises (e.g. Hotel, Factory, Farm etc.). Rainwater is worth considering depend on roof area available to you. A better option might be installing your own Well water system.