Water conservation and products

In the UK we use 150 litres of water per person per day, but we drink only 2 litres, yet all of the water we use in our buildings is potable (drinkable). This processing requires huge amount of infrastructure and energy. With rain being freely available it would make sense to collect it for non-drinking uses (grey water), this will reduce dependency on mains water and save money if large scale water metering comes into affect. Collection can be done by simple measures like installing a waterbutt or by larger scale methods called SUDS - Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems. The following organisations can provide goods and services with regard to water conservation.

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3P Technik UK Limited
Unit 11
Parc Teifi
SA43 1EW
Tel 01239 623506
Glyn Hyett

Formpave Limited
Tufthorn Avenue
GL16 8PR
01594 836999
sales@formpave.co.uk, designservices@formpave.co.uk
01594 810577

Formpave Limited is the world leader in Permeable Paving. Their Aquaflow permeable paving and storm water source control system has been developed and tested over 15 years and has British Board of Agrement certification. The Company has supplied permeable paving to over 650 sites within the UK and has licencees around the world. In 2002 Formpave won the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for the system. The Company also offers a free design service.

Gusto Products Ltd
Millennium Green Business Centre
Rio Drive
NG23 7MB
01636 894900
Marcus Fox - Business Development Manager

Freerain is our rainwater harvesting/recycling brand. Systems can be used in either domestic or commercial applications. Non-potable water is used in non-potable applications, saving the use of chemicals and pumping energy. In domestic terms, a typical household can reduce their mains-water consumption by 50%. This is achieved by flushing the WC, feeding the washing machine and the outside tap with filtered rainwater. Commercially, surface water issues can restrict the approval of planning and therefore, the use of water recycling can elevate flooding. At the same time reducing the actual amount of mains water consumed.

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