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Rainwater Harvesting system

  • 29-04-2021 9:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,860 ✭✭✭ beggars_bush


    Anyone got recommendation for a simple rainwater harvesting system?

    Works starting on site for demolishing old shed next week and while we have machinery on-site i want to install one under where we will be putting down paving after the new shed is built.

    3000L+

    Cheers


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,927 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52


    What demand have you got for the water?
    What roof area?
    The main thing is to insure its well weighted down if there as many risk of the water table rising while its part empty


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,860 ✭✭✭ beggars_bush


    What demand have you got for the water?
    What roof area?
    The main thing is to insure its well weighted down if there as many risk of the water table rising while its part empty

    Zero risk of water table rising here
    The water demand will be toilets, gardening and agricultural use in the future
    Roof area of 40m sq


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,927 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52


    Zero risk of water table rising here
    The water demand will be toilets, gardening and agricultural use in the future
    Roof area of 40m sq


    get rain fall from met.ie
    you can assume 1500 l/m2 as a good average.
    However with agri use, I would go with a big tank, say 20,000 litres


  • Registered Users Posts: 715 ✭✭✭ Stihl waters


    A concrete tank poured in-situ would probably your best bet, anything agricultural use usually uses a lot of water


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,860 ✭✭✭ beggars_bush


    Future agriculture use is probably just water for animals on c 12 acres, not a huge demand
    I was thinking a 5000L tank with inbuilt pump etc was the way to go


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,927 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52


    Future agriculture use is probably just water for animals on c 12 acres, not a huge demand
    I was thinking a 5000L tank with inbuilt pump etc was the way to go

    I wouldn't be using this stuff on animals, unless its properly filtered going in and UV'd on the way out.
    It can get pretty stink, especially if not cared for


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,860 ✭✭✭ beggars_bush


    I wouldn't be using this stuff on animals, unless its properly filtered going in and UV'd on the way out.
    It can get pretty stink, especially if not cared for

    Interesting
    Something like this
    https://rainwaterharvestingsystemsireland.com/product/flat-tank-rainwater-harvesting-system-5000l-with-mains-back-up-duk2-11/


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