Water Saving Products
Water is an expensive commodity. Even without any further increase in our current water consumption, we seem to be paying higher and higher amounts in water charges each year. We are told this is due to the increased costs of producing drinking water and the high cost of waste water disposal. Ground water levels are also declining in most regions, with the result that drinking water reserves on the whole are becoming scarcer. This also translates into higher utility charges due to the higher costs of exploiting these reserves.
Save up to 50% of Drinking Water with Rainwater Recycling
As much as 50% of the drinking water that is currently being used can be safely replaced with rainwater without any loss of convenience. Rainwater can be used for laundry, flushing toilets, general cleaning and garden irrigation.
Recycled rainwater is soft water. It is better suited to some garden plants, it causes no limescale damage to appliances, and it reduces the amount of detergents required for washing.
With Water Metering coming to Ireland people will become much more focused on how to reduce their water meter bills. Anecdotal evidence suggests that a complete rainwater recycling system, excluding installation cost, would pay for itself within 5 to 7 years. In addition, rainwater recycling projects can often be eligible for financial support from local authorities so best to check with them to see what grants are available.