Do I Really Need To Pay Attention To The British Code of Practice for Rainwater Harvesting Systems – BS EN 16941-1:2018?

The British Code of Practice for Rainwater Harvesting systems (BS 8515) that was in force since 2009 was superseded in 2018 by BS EN 16941-1:2018. For professionals in the architectural, design and construction industries as well as suppliers of rainwater harvesting systems, appreciating its thrust and recommendations is a must. Failure to adopt it at…

How To Use Rainwater Harvesting For Livestock On Farms And Stables

Farming and animal husbandry as an industry consumes considerable volumes of water; not just for livestock drinking water but also for general cleaning purposes such as hosing down vehicles or cleaning pathways and sleeping quarters. Depending on the type of establishment (e.g. dairy, beef cattle, stud farm etc.) consumption per animal can be as high…

A Guide To Rainfall Variation In The UK, And It’s Effect On Rainwater Harvesting

Why You Need To Know About The Main Rainwater Harvesting Regulations!

Here in the UK, we are lucky that rainwater harvesting is not heavily regulated or even outlawed as it is in some US states. The regulations focus almost entirely on health aspects by keeping non-potable harvested water completely and safely separate from drinking water. The harvesting and collection mechanisms themselves are not regulated, merely the…