This rainwater harvesting system is designed to be the primary source for potable water, with a backup water source of hauled water. Based on the initial analysis this system can harvest approximately 345,000 litres annually. The system employs a unique roof design to maximize collection, at the same time providing easy collection of the rain from the single downspout.
As this is a potable drinking water system Cleanflo took a very close look at the materials being used, to prevent any contamination leaching into the harvested rain water. Cleanflo specifies and provides products and materials that are certified NSF 61 or NSF P151. NSF, National Sanitation Foundation, is internationally recognized to provide standard for sanitation and food safety requirements. The above listed standards ensure materials in contact with your rainwater will not leach any contamination.
Cleanflo provided professional design which were required for permitting this project. Moreover they allowed this home to be built Rain Water Harvesting ready so that there were no additional costs in re-working conventional building facilities to fit our Rain Water Harvesting System. It allowed the variety of contractors to work seamlessly together and to prevent any roadblocks before installation and prevents associated extra costs of re-working. With Cleanflos’ complete system and design the home builder was easily able to get this project properly prepared.
“The lot where we are going to build is located on the coast and doesn’t have any use able source of water. Local wells have been contaminated with salt water and hauling water can be cost prohibitive,” Craig Jansen said, adding that after some research, they decided a whole home rainwater harvesting system was their best option, as the rainwater would be used for drinking, cooking, laundry, and toilet flushing.
“As an engineer, I knew I needed something more sophisticated than a lot of the do-it-yourself kits out there. I needed a company that offered a design service not much different than how an architect would provide plans for a house. We wanted a professional to put together a design package that we could supply to our builder, and that’s exactly what we got from Cleanflo Water Technologies.”