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RWH 2017-07-17T00:51:31+00:00

The pressures on water supplies, greater environmental impact associated with new projects, as well as deteriorating water quality in reservoirs already constructed, constrain the ability of communities to meet the demand for freshwater from traditional sources.

Water is a precious and essential natural resource that is often taken for granted. Along with the limited supply that comes with this resource comes the need for its sustainability. Rainwater Harvesting is an innovative method that collects rainwater that naturally falls on your rooftop, filters it and then reserves it within a cistern. Residentially, this water can be used for lawn irrigation, vehicle washing and toilet flushing. Not only is rainwater harvesting excellent for water sustainability, but it also reduces waste and conserves energy, which in turn cuts costs on your utility bills.

As we move forward we know we will see changes in storm water regulations and that will encourage the use of Rainwater Harvesting as a significant aspect of future storm water management.

Rainstorm Solutions primarily uses two different manufactures of Rainwater Harvesting components for their installs.

WISY

The German Manufactured WISY [pronounced Visy] rainwater harvesting system components stress a 4-part system which enables the RWH system to stay clean, healthy and working as intended. Very little maintenance is required on their vertical filter screens, which also makes them very attractive, easy and efficient to work with. See the example below.

Our rainwater harvesting systems require four key components that make up a healthy, low maintenance system.

Rainstorm Solutions is dedicated to delivering high quality water for its end uses. Our systems are installed using a four part process:

1. Pre-filter – The pre-filter filters the water prior to entering the tank.

2. Calming Inlet – The calming inlet calms the water as it enters the tank, keeping any sediment at the bottom of the tank and preventing that sediment from getting stirred up within.

3. Floating Extraction Filter – The floating extraction filter pulls the water from the top of the water column.

4. Overflow Device – The overflow device acts as a skimming and rodent intruder mechanism.

All of these four components allow Rainstorm Solutions to deliver the highest quality of water compared to anyone else within the industry.”

GRAF

Graf is another German Manufactured product that uses a horizontal screening method for their pre-filters. Graf’s rainwater harvesting filters are also very easy to work with, include a self-cleaning design, making these products a top choice for our customers.

GRAF System Overview

A storage tank is fitted to your stormwater drain from your roof. Falling rain enters the tank through a filter which removes leaves, debris and other matter. The storage tank is usually buried underground in an inconspicuous place and contains a pump which pumps the rainwater to the irrigation system or outside faucet.

A rainwater harvesting system will collect up to 624 gallons of water per inch of rain, per 1,000 square feet of roof area.

Filtered, untreated water should only be used for non-drinking purposes, i.e. toilet flushing, watering gardens, vehicle washing or lawn irrigation.
All buildings as well as homes can benefit from using a rainwater harvesting system. They can be found in new and old homes as well as schools, offices, hospitals and large commercial buildings.
Not only is it economically responsible but it will help to reduce your utility bills!
The water is filtered to remove particles and other matter once entering the storage tank. It is kept in the dark and oxygenated to discourage algae growth. Rainstorm Solution’s systems are also designed with calming inlets, which ensure that any sediment at the bottom of the tank does not get stirred up.
When there is a prolonged spell without rain, the water level in the storage tank will fall to a minimum level. At this level, a float switch will open a valve from the normal main water supply, until it is filled by rain again. Normal system design should allow up to a week without rain, given normal usage.

Rainstorm Solutions provides expert consulting and design services in the areas of rainwater harvesting and storm water management. We work with home owners, builders, engineers and architects to develop the best, most efficient rainwater harvesting systems that fits their project’s needs.

We also believe in implementing certain aspects of rainwater harvesting systems today for what we fell will be required for future systems. We do this not only in an effort to be the best but also to help make sure our systems are going to be safe, long lasting, and low in upkeep and maintenance cost.

We provide design and consulting services for developers, architects, and engineers who desire to make water conservation a priority on their projects. Whether it’s for a LEED project as a requirement by a municipality, or just a request from the owner for a more sustainable Low Impact Development approach….

Rainstorm Solutions can and does partner with a licensed contractor(s) to provide turnkey solutions for your entire storm water plan. There are many civil site contractors with whom we’ve partnered with over the years that we would be happy to recommend. If you already have your site contractor in place, we will gladly work alongside them. Our ultimate goal is to make sure your project goes smoothly and as planned.

Our clients feel better about how their buildings impact the environment, the short and long term money saving and that they are part of the solution for a greener, more sustainable world.

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