Rainwater is collected from the roof via guttering and downpipes. It gravity-feeds through underground drainage pipes and is then passed through a filter before entering the tank.
The filter removes any leaves or larger particles from the rainwater before it is delivered into the tank. This improves the quality of the water being stored in the tank.
The rainwater enters the tank through a calmed inlet device which prevents any sediments which may build up over long periods from being disturbed and discolouring the main body of rainwater.
A submersible pump is installed inside the below ground Rainwater tank. When the pump or controller senses a drop in pressure due to someone turning on a tap or flushing a toilet it starts to pump Rainwater water. This Rainwater is then automatically delivered by the Rainwater Harvesting unit to the point of use.
Typical use for the water is for toilet flushing, washing machines, garden irrigation, jet washing and car cleaning. Typically saving up to 50% on clean water used.