Owls Hall are pleased to have supported Costain Galliford Try Joint Venture on their Smart Motorway scheme on the M1 in Derbyshire last week. We were contracted to undertake temporary and permanent welfare solutions on site for our clients, along with consultation throughout the project with the Environment Agency. The works included the supply of a RBC treatment plant to meet the consent standard, which was delivered on budget and to the clients tight program. Well done team!
The team at Owls Hall had a great evening practicing for a raft race at Gosfield Lake last week. We used Premier Tech’s F-Line 1500 Litres Underground Water Tank as our raft which floated perfectly – although the team thought bigger oars would be better next time.
Taking the helm was MD, Craig Finbow with team members Christel, Gary, Sara and little Theo.
With first practice over, the team met the rest of the staff for a fish and chip supper and watched the sunset over the beautiful setting of the lake.
Water is of vital importance to our everyday lives and needs, yet we rarely think about its origins.
So where does our mains water comes from?
Regional water companies have two ways of sourcing water. The first is through underground reserves called aquifers, which are permeable water-bearing rocks that hold water from rainfall. The second is through above-ground sources – rivers and reservoirs. These water supply systems are nothing new and have been around for centuries, much like rainwater harvesting.
What is rainwater harvesting and what is its history?
Rainwater harvesting is a system which collects rainwater from rivers, reservoirs or rainfall on roofs and is transported via pipes and stored in tanks or cisterns. The water is then re-used for the garden, livestock, in the home or as drinking water.
Rainwater harvesting has been common practice in many countries around the world for centuries, usually within the agricultural community.
Why choose a rainwater harvesting System?
As we move closer to a more sustainable lifestyle, many of us are tackling depletion of the earth’s resources by re-using and recycling on a global and local scale. Water can be re-used with the installation of a rainwater harvest system. So what are the benefits of having a rainwater harvesting tank system?
Firstly, you will always have an additional source of free water whether or not there is a variation in rainfall.
Secondly, the rainwater harvesting system allows you to store excess rainwater, in order to help prevent flooding.
Thirdly, as rainwater is untreated it is better for plants and agriculture so it can be stored and used as irrigation when necessary.
What can rainwater be used for?
Primarily rainwater can be re-used for flushing the toilet, washing clothes, washing the car and watering the garden.
Although rainwater is relatively free from impurities, how it has been collected or stored may impact on the quality. Before rainwater can be used as drinking water it has to go through a process of filtering and treatment.
Why Owls Hall?
As a leading water management company, Owls Hall has 40 years of expertise in the field. Speak to our rainwater harvesting expert Paul Gormley on 01844 877030 or or view our rainwater harvesting shop. With our broad experience of working with the public and leading contractors, we are able to offer you the right advice for your residential or business development.
Give us a call today. We would love to hear from you.
It’s great to get out and about to meet our customers, so if you’re thinking of attending a show be sure to pop to our trailer and have a drink with us.
This year we are showcasing our Solido sewage treatment plant and the F-Line rainwater harvesting tank and be sure to pick up our leaflets for special offers on emptying and servicing for sewage treatment systems.
Our experts are on hand to answer all of your questions.
With over 50 years of experience in wastewater solutions and drainage, we are one of the UK’s leading sewage treatment specialists.
From design and installation right the way through to servicing and repairs, we provide the complete service for residential customers and businesses relying on off mains sewerage.