It's valuable and yet we let millions of litres disappear down the drains every day. Water becomes even more precious to us when there are periods of drought and hose pipe bans. So why do we waste so much when our climate provides us with a free and natural abundance of rainwater?
The answer is don't let a drop go to waste when it's so easy to collect in a wide variety of ways. Southern Tank Services have long been advocates as well as installers of rainwater harvesting kits, complete with tank, filters, automatic pump, hose and plumbing connections. Collection systems can be as simple as an above ground water tank and downpipe collection filter, or an underground system that is fully integrated into the plumbing for anything from flushing toilets to providing mains pressure for irrigation.
Plants and lawns prefer rainwater to tap water with additives and should there be a hosepipe ban there's plenty of water legally on tap. The tanks for bulk water storage, potable drinking water and rainwater are either rotationally moulded in one piece for strength or you can choose pre-insulated tanks in GRP. Either way there's a wide range available from Southern Tank in sizes up to 100,000 litres above or below ground, with larger sizes produced to special order.
The company, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, has installed tanks for customers ranging from the Atomic Weapons Establishment to golf courses, sports grounds and private estates. They are also a major supplier of water bowsers with pump options for several applications including running petrol and diesel engine pressure washers and plant watering kits for remote irrigation of hanging baskets, plants, borders and park work.
ATV towable bowsers and sprayer units for use with quad bikes, ride on mowers and pick-up trucks prove popular with golf clubs, estate managers, parks and landscaping contractors. Southern Tank Services also offer a range of heavy-duty pressure washers and a wide variety of water pumps, hoses, reels and watering equipment. Southern Tank Services 01722 714514 www.tankservices.co.uk