A rainwater recycling system can be installed to collect rain from your rooftop, before filtering and storing it for future use. With a rainwater recycling system, water storage capacity is the key issue ie the more you can collect and store, the more you will have available when your plants need it.
Water storage tanks can be above ground or buried and can hold up to 10,000 litres (more if they are linked). A rainwater harvesting system coupled with a mains water top-up will maximise the “free” rainwater whilst ensuring a backup supply is available to ensure your garden receives the water it needs.
Greywater RecyclingIt is possible to use water from baths, showers & basins to irrigate your garden but, after wide consultation particularly with companies in Australia, we have concluded that on a domestic level, grey water recycling is not advisable.
We cannot promote its use to our customers because we are not comfortable with the idea that the minute particles (including bacteria) that are washed from human bodies (even with the use of filtration) are then stored in warm conditions before being applied to a garden where adults and children socialise.
That said, greywater recycling systems do have some merit on a larger scale e.g. office & apartment blocks, where the investment in a sophisticated water treatment plant can make the process cost effective and safe.
If access to your garden is not an issue then Waterwell can introduce to a company that can drill a borehole to create your own fresh water supply for your garden, swimming pool and even to drink (provided exacting requirements are met).
The regulations relating to private boreholes have recently been relaxed and now allow you to extract up to 20,000 litres per day without requiring a license from DEFRA (far more than you would ever be likely to use).