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Rain Director® Smart Header pumps into a holding header tank
Tank Rainwater System gains which in turn gravity-feeds appliances.
WRAS Approval In this way, the pump only works when
The Rain Director, introduced in October
the header tank is completely empty
2008, has proved itself to be one of the
rather than every time, for example, a
most innovative and successful rainwater
WC is flushed. There are now two ver-
harvesting products available on the
sions, one using even less energy. A
market.
solar-powered model will be launched
Its status as a reliable rainwater
at Ecobuild in March 2010 which will
management system was confirmed by
reduce power consumption to virtually
the Water Regulations Advisory
nothing.
Scheme (WRAS) that gave its approval For more information call 0800 074
in December 2009, after 6 months of 7234 or visit their website.
testing, under the approval number
www.rainwaterharvesting.co.uk
0912064. The Rain Director is the only
www.raindirector.co.uk
overall rainwater management system
– rather than just constituent parts – to
have achieved this status.
WRAS enforces the requirements of
the water boards across the country.
Owners and occupiers of
premises and anyone who
installs plumbing systems or
water fittings have the legal
duty to ensure that the
systems satisfy the Water
Fittings Regulations. These
regulations have the force of
law so it is an offence not to
comply with them.
Concerns over pump energy
consumption, lack of water
during power cuts, pump
noise, and unsightly or bulky
control panels led to the
creation of the Rain Director
®
with its smart header tank.
Instead of the pump in the
underground tank feeding
the appliances directly, it
THREE GOLDEN RULES TO
TEAM UP – invite your workforce to get involved in
managing the environmental impact of your business.
GOING GREEN IN 2010
Often the best ideas come direct from the shopfloor so
set-up a forum of environmental champions who can
Envirowise are encouraging businesses to put three share ideas with the management team. Use the
golden rules for resource efficiency high on their agenda Envirowise Behaviour Change Tool at
during 2010. www.envirowise.gov.uk/change to get started
The result for companies could be cost savings of as BUILD LINKS – work more closely with your supply
much as £1,000 per employee per year – not to mention chain to assess products and services on an environ-
enhanced reputation and improved competitive advantage. mental as well as cost basis. Wastage may be identified
STEP BACK
in areas including water use, transport or packaging.
– take a step back from your day-to-day
A free, ‘traffic-light’ style toolkit to help businesses
operations and assess your raw material use in particular.
identify areas which can be addressed is available at
Are you missing opportunities to reduce product and
www.envirowise.gov.uk/green-procurement
packaging waste at source? Read Waste Mapping: Your
route to more profit’ available free at
www.envirowise.gov.uk/EN944
ENVIRONMENT INDUSTRY MAGAZINE
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