In March 2012 we successfully completed the installation of our rainwater harvesting system, whereby we collect rainwater from our factory roof and store it in five 700 litre tanks for use in our toilet and washing facilities.
We designed this system in-house having purchased the tanks from Merseyside supplier Combined Harvesters.
To date we have seen a 9.2% reduction in mains supply water consumption, or 8239 litres of water, based on a direct comparison with the previous period of use.
At present the system only supplies part of the factory but there is scope to increase the supply to other processes and other toilets. We are considering this for further improvement.
Our rainwater harvesting installation.