Leafield lead by example with rainwater harvesting
Rainwater harvesting saves
money and water. Leafield can now advise from experience as their own Rainwater
harvesting scheme is fully functional and saving 3 tonnes of water a day.
During the accreditation
process for BSI ISO 14001:2004, the decision was made to install a rainwater
harvesting system for toilet flushing and machine cooling in their
manufacturing plant. The roof area of the Leafield premises and expected annual
rainfall for the South West made the Rainwater Harvesting project a feasible
The system comprises 3 x
10,000 litre CT2200 JA water tanks, a large filter to remove the debris and a
pressure sensitive pump that starts as soon as a demand is felt.
Engineering Manager at Leafield who is managing the scheme said “the collected
rainwater supplies all the toilets within the building and also the machine
cooling systems. Using harvested water for machine cooling has an added benefit
to us in Corsham as it will reduce the amount of limescale build-up. Each
working day we expect to save up to 3 cubic metres of mains water – equivalent
to a mass of 3 tonnes”.
To find out more about Leafield Tanks
or how to set up rainwater harvesting at your home or place of work, call us on 01225 816529