At the moment in Ireland we do not pay any charges for domestic water supply. However, given the current economic climate and the Governments need to "widen our tax base" we feel it is only a matter of time before each household will face a domestic water charge. Water charges are already in place for Schools and Commercial premises.
What can you do as a consumer to reduce your exposure to domestic water charges?
There are a number of things consumers can do to reduce their intake of mains water: Did you know that in excess of 50% of a households water consumption either litterly flushed down the toilet, or washed away. Yes, Half the water used in a household is used by toilets and washing machines. Water is supplied to these devices typically from a holding tank located in the attic of your house. This is called pottable water (non drinkable). So an obvious way of reducing water consumption is to reduce the amount of water used by washing machines and being flushed down the toiled. This can easily be achieved by using a process known as rainwater recovery.
In Ireland, the one thing we have no shortage of is rain! The concept of rainwater recovery is simple: Trap any rain that falls, store it in a tank and then use that water for flushing the toilets. The concept is simple but to implement an eloquent solution is quiet a complex matter. However, Vesta Groups rainwater recovery specialists are available to help with every step of the process. We initially carry out a survey of water usage. We can then design and install a custom solution for your home or business. Each installation is unique and requires a great deal of technical skill to achieve a successful result.
Beat the upcoming water charges by installing a rainwater recovery system in your home or business. For a free, no obligation consultation contact Vesta Group today.
Some more information:
Vesta Group offer Rainwater Recover systems for the domestic market that provide for 2400L, 3000L or 4000L storage capacity.