Collection and 'resuse' of water

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Rainwater collection tank at Rogiet Primary School
Rainwater collection tank at Rogiet Primary School

Rogiet Primary School,
Monmouthshire County Borough Council

Rainwater is collected from a sloping roof via rain water pipes. This is then partially treated and stored in a ‘grey’ water tank. The water collected is used to flush toilets which include watersaving facilities.

An eco-wall in the library of the school has been constructed to display energy use and rainwater capture for the pupils to understand the impact of the schools sustainability design. The process of rainwater being harvested is explained in details as part of the curriculum.

Rhydyfelin Childrens Centre,
Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council

A rainwater harvesting system at school has a 20,000 litre storage system. This provides water for all toilet flushing on site and also acts as the first point of connection for fire fighting services.

 Netherfield Primary School
Netherfield Primary School

Netherfield Primary School,

Rainwater is collected at Netherfield Primary school for toilet flushing from the roof which has an area of 994m2. There are 330 pupils and staff at the school. Water is stored underground in a non-pressurised tank which contains 20,000 litres of water.

The estimated water savings per year are 618m3 which saves approximately £1,113. The system includes an Education Monitoring Unit and Activity Pack to help with informing the pupils of why the conservation of water is important.

WLGA - CLILC Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru / Welsh Assembly Government