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Why is Rain Water Harvesting Important?

Why is Rain Water Harvesting Important?

One of the easiest ways to save water is to simply collect it, and that’s a practice that is referred to as rainwater harvesting. Rainwater harvesting is essentially the collection of rainwater in large tanks (like a cistern) that’s then transferred to containers until it’s needed for use. In most cases, the water is used directly from these containers without being purified or filtered. This practise first became popular as a method to collect and store water in areas where

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How to Save Water at Home

Saving water is always a good idea as it’s great for the environment and for your budget too. Wasting water is exactly that – waste – so we should try to avoid it in whatever way we can. The following tips provide some advice on the best ways to help save water at home, though you may also be able to think of other ways too: 1. Use water tanks The one fairly obvious way to save water is to

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4 Things To Know About Your Septic System

4 Things To Know About Your Septic System

Whether you are just recently installed a septic tank, have purchased a home with a septic system or have a septic tank system on site on your property for many years, you need to take ownership for ensuring you have some knowledge about how the system works. There are experts available to resolve issues and carry out maintenance but a little knowledge goes a long way. Being able to identify potential problems with septic tanks as soon as possible as

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What is Precast Concrete and Why Use it?

If you don’t know all that much about concrete, then chances are that precast concrete doesn’t ring any bells and you may assume that it’s the same thing as normal concrete. However, they are two very different products and they have very different uses. Precast concrete comes with a lot of advantages too. So, what exactly is precast concrete? Precast concrete, in contrast to normal concrete (insitu concrete), is not poured into its mould on site. Precast concrete is designed

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Septic Tanks Dos and Don’ts

A large number of homes have a septic tank on their property but, while they are very common, not many people know much about a septic tank other than it’s where waste goes. So first we are going to start with a short definition of what a septic tank really is according to the EPA: “Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralised sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and proven technology

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What is a Pump Sump & How Does it Work?

What is a Pump Sump & How Does it Work?

We need to start off this article by pointing out that there’s a difference between a sump pump and a pump sump, and it’s important not to get the two terms confused. A sump pump is a vital piece of pumping equipment used to help prevent flooding in buildings that have basements and crawlspaces. They’re specially designed to be submersible and usually have safety features above and beyond those included on a regular pump used for other purposes. A pump

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Choosing a Feeding & Water Trough

Choosing a Feeding & Water Trough

Raising livestock in modern Ireland is no small feat. Nowadays farmers are taking care of more and more animals and are striving to do the best for their livestock in the most efficient way possible. A water trough is an essential piece of farming equipment and the type of trough a farmer chooses can have a huge impact on their bottom line and on the welfare of their animals. With so many choices on the market today, you’ll want to

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How Can Slurry Be Used Around the House?

While slurry is normally only used in agricultural environments, it is possible to use this nutrient rich fertiliser around the house to encourage the healthy growth of gardens and plants. Let’s take a closer look at slurry, and how it can be used to benefit non-agricultural land and gardens. What is Slurry? For many years, slurry was produced in a slurry pit, a hole or effluent storage tank which collects all the animal waste. This waste is usually cow manure

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Water Ponding: All You Need to Know

If you’ve ever experienced large pools of water on your property, you’ll know how annoying and inconvenient water ponding can be, not to mention how dangerous. So here’s everything you need to know about ponding; from how it’s caused to what you can do about it. What is Water Ponding? Firstly, for those who don’t know what it is, water ponding is a common problem that can occur wherever there is a flat surface such as on top of a flat

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Wastewater Treatment System Problems

Wastewater Treatment System Problems

Your wastewater treatment system is the system that takes wastewater away from your home and treats it so that it can be released back into our natural environment to allow the cycle to begin again. Having a system that works as it should is absolutely vital for the health and well-being of your family, so you must be able to identify problems that are present before they cause too much damage. What to look out for if your system isn’t

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