Independent builders merchant Chandlers Building Supplies is to launch a pioneering water harvesting strategy to create a more sustainable water supply.
Record low levels of rainfall have resulted in hosepipe bans in the areas covered by suppliers Thames, Southern, South East, Anglian, Sutton and East Surrey, Veolia Central and Veolia South East.
People who flout the bans, which follow one of the driest two-year periods on record, face fines of up to £1,000.
Chandlers’ tiered rainwater harvesting system comprises five complete solutions so that every home, regardless of space or budget constraints, can adopt a sustainable water programme.
It enables the collected rainwater to be reused in a number of ways including horticultural, agricultural, garden and even domestic use.
Phil Barnard, Chandlers’ Water-saving Solutions specialist, says: “Unlimited water supplies have long been taken for granted but record low levels of rainfall have forced the nation to re-think the ways in which we consume this valuable resource.
“At Chandlers, our priority is to provide customers with innovative ways of storing and consuming water to help create a more sustainable environment for the future.”
The Chandlers rainwater harvesting system will launch in the Lewes branch and be rolled out across all branches shortly.