Agricultural Rainwater Harvesting is becoming increasingly popular for Arable farmers due to the simple fact that soft water is much more effective with most Agricultural chemicals. The benefit is a saving on chemical conditioners. Also as sprayers are increasing in size it means that they take longer to fill. A Rainwater harvesting system will mean that you can also fill your sprayer much quicker as all our Rainstor Rainwater Harvesting systems are supplied with a 2″ or 3″ valve c/w male camlock coupler so that your connect your suction hose to the tank system and fast-fill your sprayer. Planning is very important when considering and Agricultural Rainwater Harvesting system
Points to consider
- How many roofs can you Harvest Roof water from, bearing in mind the layout of the guttering. If a single roof is your only option, then an above ground rainwater system is recommended. If you want to harvest water from multiple roofs, and have multiple downpipes, then an underground system may be your best option.
- How much water do you actually want to Harvest? This is generally calculated from the size of your sprayer and your sprayer operations. The average rainfall in the UK is 65cm approx. per annum. (54 litres of rainwater per m2 per month) example: Roof area: 450m2. 450m2 x 65cm of rainfall = 450 x 0.65 = 292.50m2 (1m2 = 1000 litres) 292’50m2 = 292’500 litres per annum divided by 12 = 29’250 litres per month. Please contact us with dimensions of your roof area/s so we can caluclate the amount of rainwater the can be harevsted from your roof/s. We recommend that you have the storage capacity of at least 1 months water usage. for example. A storage tank of at least 29’250 litre based on the above example.
- Gutter height? Applicable when installing an above ground system.