Rainwater harvesting

RainWater Harvesting

As we come to end of January we hope for spring, the cold long nights have taken their toll. The winter storms are still with us and let’s keep those raincoats and gloves handy.

January in the UK is the wettest month of the year. Why not use this free resource to your advantage!

What is Rainwater harvesting?

Rainwater harvesting is an easy and cost effect way to provide water all year round with an afternoon’s work. Adding a water butt to your garden is easy, there are many shapes and sizes to choose from so can be used by somebody with pots to those with large beds to keep hydrated.

A great way to reduce water bills when you’re not using the tap. Also keeping the plants exposure to chlorine to a minimum. It can also come in handy if you live in an area that is subject to hose pipe bans in the summer.

How can I collect rainwater?

Water Butt Tanks only need to sit next to a downpipe to allow them to collect the maximum amount of water.

Wall Mounted Water Tanks - 200L

At Spudulica Home and Garden we stock a range of RainCatcher Water Butt Tanks.

The 200L Tank is a great solution for those with little space. It is wall mounted with a slim design only 200mm in black 1150mm/200mm/1150mm. This eye-catching water harvesting tank will be a stylish and practical addition to the garden.


Extra Large Water Tank - 750L

The 750L tank is for those who need more storage capacity but still want to have an appealing look to their water harvesting tank.  This tank is 1600mm/600mm/1000mm in black.


200L tank come with wall fitting kit and brass ingress/egress points. Tanks can also be linked and with the addition of pumps can be used for the home. Both tanks have removable lids to allow easy access to the interior.

How to Install your Water Butt

  • Choose your water butt there are loads to choose from.
  • Do you need to purchase a stand so you can fill a watering can from the tap at the bottom?
  • Does your water butt com with a tap or diverter kit?
  • Place your chosen water butt in position next to a down pipe.
  • Now you need to cut the downpipe, it can run directly into your water butt.

If you want more control of water volume its best to install a diverter kit, this will allow water to flow into your water butt from the downpipe and then once the water butt is full it will stop any more water being sent into storage and will divert it back to downpipe

How to Install your Diverter Kit

  • Mark the height of your water butt (with stand if you use one) on the downpipe.
  • Cut the downpipe a little down from that mark approx, 3-5cm.
  • Attach the diverter kit to the downpipe and re-attach the cut piece of pipe.
  • Cut a hole into the water butt level or a little below the level of the diverter.
  • Fit the connector hose from the diverter kit to this hole make sure its secure with supplied washers and locking nuts.
  • Wait for rain to check your connections are secure and your water butt is filling nicely.
  • Occasionally check for blockages or leaves etc.

Easy solutions to keep your garden green all through the year.

Any queries give us a call on 0151 515 1415

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