Oaklands Environmental Ltd - Specialists in Rainwater Harvesting & Waste Water Systems

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Saturday, 26 November 2022

Rainwater Harvesting


The UK daily average potable water usage per household is 150 litres per person. Over 50% of that water consumption is used on flushing toilets, laundry and for outdoor use in gardening and car wash applications. In such applications potable water does not need to be used.

In 2009 the Government introduced "The Code for Sustainable Homes". The code is now widely adopted by most major housing developers and design consultants, particularly on social housing and urban re-development. Developers seeking planning approval will be expected to comply with the "Code for Sustainable Homes" encompassing BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) and its specific reference to water efficiency. The minimum compliance level of the code reduces potable water consumption from 150 litres per person to 125 litres per person per day. Whilst the highest level requires potable water consumption to be less than 80 litres per person per day.

By using the Oaklands Rainwater Harvesting Systems it is possible to effectively replace up to 50% of the daily domestic potable water use with harvested rainwater and up to 85% of non domestic water use dependant on the amount of rainfall and the storage volume.

Our systems are at the forefront of the Rainwater Harvesting market and is installed and specified by many major developers and leading designers and consultants across the UK and Europe.

As active members of the UK Rain Harvesting Association (UKRHA). Oaklands can offer informed, up to the minute advice, along with a free design and consultancy service. This ensures that the system we prescribe will be of the highest quality and totally sustainable.

Our Rainwater Harvesting Systems come in three ranges

  • Garden
  • Home
  • Commercial



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West Midlands
B46 1HT
United Kingdom

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