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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Benefits Of Storing Rainwater

Rainwater harvesting is the practice of collecting and using rainwater being discharged from hard surfaces such as ceilings or floors. It is an ancient technique that is regaining popularity now that more and more people are looking for ways to use water resources more intelligently.

Today, many rural areas depend on harvesting rainwater, but urban areas that are more or less exclusively served by utility companies, tend to forget this resource. Rainwater harvesting is an important solution, especially in the big cities where they are spending more water than is actually available. A problem that this is also exacerbating is the transformations to the environment and how climate change is occurring.

Capturing Rainwater
In order to capture rainwater, it is necessary that the surface or ‘runoff’ that is exposed to storm water permit allow its collection. This can happen either because the surface is impermeable or because its absorptive capacity is less than the infiltration on slopes.

In urban centres, areas exposed to rain are mostly impervious (roofs, roads and parking), so uptake can be performed with relatively small investments. Driving the water into runoff storage is usually performed by gutters on roofs (linked to siphon drains), pipe sheet and / or PVC gutters with or without grids in the floors.

Key benefits of rainwater harvesting:

Rainwater is a free and easy resource to maintain. It is also relatively clean and can be used in a whole host of different ways and activities that do not (health, to wash surfaces, vehicles or clothing, watering gardens or crops, among other possibilities).
Harvesting it can lead to a saving on bills of piped drinking water by the reduction in use.

Collecting rainwater helps the conservation of reserves of drinking water, such as our rivers, lakes, and other wetlands.
It also fosters a culture of conservation and highlights an optimal use of water.

It decreases the volume of rain water entering the drainage system combined (both sanitary and storm water), thereby avoiding flooding and reducing the volume of sewage discharges. This then increases their availability for other uses.

Harvesting this way reduces the use of energy and chemicals needed to treat rainwater in the city, also decreasing the amount of expenditures generated and helping with the treatment of other areas of focus. Overall, rainwater collection is very cheap and simple to get up and running, even for domestic home owners, so start harvesting today!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Septic Tank Supplies Supply Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Septic Tank Supplies have supplied Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park with a Conder 8,000l Millennium Septic Tank.

Bill Bailey

Combe Martin had a very special visitor during their recent ‘Love your Zoo’ celebrations week. More than 50 Zoos took part in the campaign which was launched in 2011 by the British and Irish Zoos Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Its aim was to encourage people to visit their local BIAZA Zoo not only for a fun day out but to learn just how much they do for conservation, education and research. Throughout the week the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park ran fun activities which included a 'love your zoo' heart trail and colouring and drawing competitions.
Bill Bailey popped in on Bank Holiday Monday to show his support for the park, a place he has visited often over the years and has even mentioned in his stage show. Bill is an avid supporter of wildlife and actively supports the WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) and the Sumatran Orangutan Society. Bill said “Zoos are great places to visit for a fun day out, but on a serious note they are also helping safeguard the future of vulnerable species. Without you, the visitor, they would be unable to do this. Support your local BIAZA Zoo and have as much fun as I did on my visit to Combe Martin today!”

8,000 Litre Conder Millennium Low Profile septic tank
The smartestc & shallowest septic tank to hit the market to date.

Capacity in litres                                

8,000 litres

2,080 mm


3,360 mm




200 mm as standard - The Millennium Conder Septic tank is supplied complete with a 1 metre neck extension making the invert adjustable between 200mm and 1.2 metres.

 Pre filter drastically prolongs lifespan of drainage field and has an automatic outlet cut off
when cleaning the filter.

  • Low profile design for shallow dig.
  • Durable polyethylene structure.
  • Lockable pedestrian access cover.
  • Variable invert level between 200mm and 1.2 metres.
  • Pre filter prolonging lifespan of drainage field.
  • CE approved and tested to EN12566-1
  • Automatic outlet cut - off when cleaning filter