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should I install a water butt?
With the introduction
of water rates a water butt is a fantastic way to help you to save
money. Also when there are water shortages, hosepipe bans and prolonged
dry weather it can become extremely difficult and expensive to keep
your garden, vegetables and plants alive.
it true that rainwater is better for my plants?
of the intoduction of water rates every self-respecting gardener
should be using harvested rainwater on their plants. Saving your
own rainwater is not only free, but rainwater is better for your
garden than tap water because it doesn't contain any of the filtration
chemicals that drinking water has.
what ways can I use the water that I collect in my water butt?
You can use rainwater
collection in your garden and that includes watering and maintaining
your plants, vegetables and flowers, topping up water features,
garden ponds, cleaning your car, washing your windows.
For the home you
can use rainwater collection for your kitchen appliances, shower
and toilet. You should not drink collected water.
much rain water can I collect?
Measure the square footage covered
by your roof. The formula is 1 Sq. Ft. = .623 gallons for each inch
of rain. In other words a 1,000 square foot coverage would provide
623 gallons with one inch of rain.
only install water butts with a 210 litre capacity?
When it comes to
butts, size matters! Ideally you should install the largest water
butt that you can accommodate. In our experience we have found that
the 210 litre is the best fit with the needs of the majority of
do you deliver and install water butts?
We deliver and install
water butts in all parts of Dublin and some areas of the surrounding
counties. If you live outside the greater Dublin area and have a
large (10 units or more) order please contact us for a quote.
happens when my water butt is full?
We install a special
diverter that, when properly installed, ensures that when your water
butt is full excess water continues down the downpipe.
many water butts should I have?
It depends upon the
space that you have but Ideally you should have one for every downpipe
on your property. Besides your house roof you may also have rain
collection points off your garage, porch, conservatory, garden shed,
I site my water butt directly on to soil?
No. A full water
butt weighs 210Kg approx. (just less than 19st) and will sink into
the soil over time. This will place a strain on the connection to
your downpipe and could ultimately damage the connection and/or
the downpipe. your water butt must sit on a solid site such as concrete,
tar macadam, slabs on a proper foundation, or a well supported/buttressed
I collect water if my downpipe is made of cast iron?
Local Councils do
not recommend the use of water butts with cast iron downpipes.
I connect other water butts to my existing one?
Yes you can and this
will help you to save even more water.
if I don't have a PayPal Account?
That's no problem.
If you have a valid credit or debit card you can still use the PayPal
ordering system to order your water butts.
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