Rainwater Harvesting for Commercial and Public Buildings
Mains water savings of up to 40% and payback in as little as two years are promised by Hydro International's new StormBank® Pro Advanced Rainwater Harvesting system for commercial and public buildings.
StormBank® Pro brings water saving and sustainability within the reach of every building from small offices through to schools, hospitals and care homes. The launch follows the successful inntroduction of Hydro International's StormbankTM domestic rainwater harvesting system last year.
By using collected rainwater instead of expensive treated drinking water, StormBank® Pro provides building users with a sustainable water supply which can be used in a range of applications from toilet flushing and garden watering, through to vehicle and yard washdown.
"Rainwater Harvesting is rapidly becoming accepted as a desirable feature of sustainable buildings," says Alex Stephenson, Director of Stormwater for Hydro International. "Commercial rainwater harvesting systems need to be designed to meet the individual needs of the user, and it's important to consider design issues at an early stage. Hydro offers a comprehensive design and advisory service on rainwater harvesting to ensure water saving opportunities are maximised for each building.
"Rainwater harvesting has a demonstrable payback and many installations will pay for themselves in just a few years. On larger commercial applications it can be possible to achieve quantity savings on mains water in the order of 35-40% with commensurate savings on commercial water rates.
"Rainwater harvesting also helps meet planning consent for developments by controlling stormwater discharge to the mains, and thus helps reduce the flood risk of storm water runoff from hard surface developments," he adds.
The Hydro StormBank® Pro is avaliable in three sizes of system to cover roof areas less than 300m2, between 300m2, and 750m2, and for developments with roof areas above 750m2. Each system comprises a storage tank, water filter and control panel offering easy installation and minimal maintenance at competitive prices.
The largest commercial StormBank® Pro system can be computer connected to the building's management system. All StormBank systems have mains water back-up for occasions when rainwater runs low.
Hydro's expertise in configuring a StormBank® Pro system to meet specific needs of building users is based on extensive experience of the requirements of different types and sizes of application. If you would like any further information on Hydro's StormBank Pro or any of Hydro International's stormwater, wastewater and sewage treatment systems, please call 01275 337977.