Commercial Applications

Rainwater Harvesting involves the collection of water from surfaces on to which rain falls and subsequently storing this water for later use.

Aquaco rainwater harvesting systems have been installed in offices, warehouses, retail centres and hotels. Any commercial project should include an Aquaco rainwater harvesting or grey water system.

Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Aquaco rainwater harvesting systems collect rainwater from roofs and/or hard standings to re-use for toilet flushing, laundry and irrigation.

Rainwater Harvesting Systems are designed, supplied and, if required, installed by Aquaco.

Aquaco offers the lowest cost rainwater harvesting systems available. They can be gravity fed or pressurised to directly serve the appliances as required.

An Aquaco commercial rainwater harvesting system will gain essential Breeam points towards planning permission.

The Aquaco rainwater harvesting system is a high value, low cost system rarely beaten on price.

The system can reduce water usage by up to 80% leading to a direct cost saving on water bills. On average the system pays for itself over a 3-5 year period through cost savings on water usage.

The Aquaco Rainwater Harvesting System also cuts down on carbon emissions by saving the power used in fresh water processing, therefore benefiting the environment.

To reflect the strong Government focus in the area of conservation, the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme has been implemented. Under the scheme qualifying investment is 100% allowable against Corporation Tax in the first year thus improving cash flow. The Aquaco Rainwater Harvesting System qualifies for the ECA scheme.

The size of the rainwater harvesting system will depend on where your project will be, the roof area, number of occupants and the uses of water. Aquaco will size and design your system and supply all your requirements.

What are the benefits of commercial rainwater harvesting?

  • Reduced mains water consumption and costs
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Cost effective Breeam points
  • Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme available
  • Typical payback 3/5 years
  • Continuity of water supply for irrigation
  • Reduced storm water to drain/flooding

As the rules on Breeam points and tax allowances change, Aquaco cannot advise and it is for the customer to verify the present rules as they affect the project concerned.

Rainwater Harvesting Installation – Direct

A typical direct installation of an Aquaco Rainwater Harvesting System involves:

  • Excavate and install underground tank
  • Connect rainwater riser from collection tank directly to Aquaco Master Control Unit
  • Connect Aquaco Master Control Unit to appliances
  • Install optional UV disinfection unit
  • Connect electricity supply

Rainwater Harvesting Installation РIndirect

A typical indirect installation of an Aquaco Rainwater Harvesting System involves:

  • Excavate and install underground tank
  • Connect rainwater riser from collection tank directly to the header tank with mains water top-up
  • Connect header tank down feeds to appliances
  • Install optional UV disinfection unit
  • Connect electricity supply

Combined Grey and Commercial Rainwater Harvesting system

Consider a combined system which will:

  • Supply most non-potable water requirements from recycled grey water
  • Top up the system with harvested rainwater.

Advantages of a Combined System

  • Consistent supply not reliant on rainfall.
  • Rainwater can be used for laundry and irrigation without additional filtration.
  • Optimise Breeam and Code for Sustainable Homes Points