Rain Water harvesting
By DAVID SCURR, chartered architect, founder of Scurr & Partners Architects and Designers. www.scurr.co.uk
It’s free, it falls from the sky and it will save money. Rainwater is a valuable resource that most of us are missing a trick with. Storing and re-using it can reduce water bills by up to a third. It is also the key to water sustainability.
The decision to commit to rain water harvesting is best made early in the briefing process of a project. Rain water harvesting can be appropriate for refurbishment but is most cost effective as part of the installation of a new build project. This creates the opportunity for separate plumbing circuits which use harvested