Install A Rain Harvesting System
||RHS Will Provide A FREE Evaluation:|
We will listen carefully to your rainwater needs and after evaluating your home for the potential of rainwater harvesting, we will provide you with a detailed quote. During our talk with you while conducting a walkthrough around your home and property, we will give you several recommendations for tank placement, tank size and an overall verbal description for the most efficient and cost effective rain harvesting system that’s right for you.
||Above & Below Ground Tank Installations: |
The most popular and cost effective form of rainwater harvesting is using a polyethylene rainwater storage tank. Other forms of rainwater storage consist of fiberglass tanks, corrugated steel tanks and rubber type bladders. Above ground tank installations are generally more cost effective than underground rainwater storage tanks. Underground tank installs require more effort, more equipment and more material to build. The leading factor of why an underground rain collection system is installed is simply because there isn’t enough room above ground to install the tank.
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||Full Service Installations: |
Rain Harvesting Systems will install your rain collection system with all the components necessary to collect the rain that lands on your roof and direct it to your rainwater storage tank. A complete rain harvesting system will generally include:
1) Rain Catchment Area:
The roof is used as a collection point where all the rain drops land and congregate together. They immediately slide towards the gutter.
2) First Stage Filter:
Gutterglove Gutterguard gutter protection system that acts as the filter for keeping leaves, pine needles, seed pods and sand out of your gutter and rain tanks. Not only does Gutterglove keep out the organic debris from entering your rain tanks, but you will never have to clean out your gutters again. Since a gutter is the main capture point of the rain that washes down your roof, we will clean out any debris that is in them. If your home2 First Stage Filter:
We will then install the doesn’t have a gutter system around the edge of your roof, then we can install a complete gutter system for you.
NOTE: If you live in areas where winter temperatures are below 32 degrees, we can install the heated gutter guard called Gutterglove Icebreaker. The heated cable housed in the front channel of Gutterglove will melt icicles, ice dams and snow loads on your gutter. The ice melts and flows down your gutter and into your rain tank for harvesting melted snow as rainwater during the cold months. For more information visit www.Gutterglove.com.
3) Catchment Tube:
We will then install all the piping necessary to channel the rainwater to your rain tank. There are a variety of configurations of how the piping can be installed from your roof gutter to your rain tank. During the walk through around your home, the best solution will be analyzed and bid accordingly.
4) Roof Washer:
All capture points of where the rainwater exits the gutter will have a First Flush system installed, also known as a Roof Washer. This system captures the first several gallons of dirty rainwater from your roof from the beginning of each rain event and diverts it away from your rain tank. Then cleaner rainwater will enter your rain tank.
5 Water intake:
The rainwater enters the rain collection tank from here.
6) Tank installation:
We will carefully place the tank on the foundation and position it correctly for the direction of the rainwater entering the tank. Most foundations to support the tank only need a few inches of earth dug and replaced with pea gravel. Pea gravel is used to support the tank because of the smoothness of the tiny rock. Crushed road rock gravel is generally not used because over time a sharp edge of the rock could puncture the bottom of the tank. Read MORE About Water Storage Tanks
7 Air gap: This allows for the exchange of air in and out of the rain tank so the tank doesn’t collapse when the rainwater is used up.
We will install an overflow on the tank so when the tank fills with rainwater, it has an exit point to leave safely without the possibility of erosion problems on the ground.
Many systems don’t need a pump because natural gravity can take the rainwater where it needs to go, as long as the water source is a little higher than the target area where the rainwater is needed. If a drip system will be sufficient for watering your garden, then in most cases gravity flow may be adequate. We will install a standard brass water faucet with a garden hose hook up near the tank so you can access the rainwater through natural gravity flow of the water.
10) Water level indicator:
There are two types of water level indicators that we generally choose from when installing them on your tanks. Larger tanks get the outside see-through vinyl tubing that installs vertically along the side of the tank. Smaller tanks get a gauge that installs on top of the tank. Both methods are accurate for visually mimicking the level of rainwater left in the tank.
11) Fire Hydrant:
We install these to county code specifications and are an excellent way for fire suppression in the event of a fire.