- Water Butt guide
waste food and packaging are well known solutions to achieving a
greener home. However the
huge amount of water left to run off our roofs is a largely untapped
source (excuse the pun). Setting up a water butt (or rainwater tank) in
your garden to capture this "greywater" is an
easy way to cut your water bill and have a plentiful supply through dry
How is a water butt set up?
first thing you need to do is make sure you have space for your water
butt next to the downpipe (the pipe that drains rain water from your
roof). Also, you will need to make sure that you have a
plastic downpipe, and not an iron one. If you do not have the necessary
guttering, it may be worth considering setting it up to save water
What else does a water butt require?
A Filter Collector
What types of water butt are available?
Water butts are available in a huge variety of shapes and sizes to suit your requirements. Choose one that makes the most of your space and gardening needs, from a compact 200 litres to a huge 1000 litres. You can even connect several water butts with an all-inclusive rain tank system. A lid is a must to protect your water from garden debris, animals and insects – particularly mosquitoes during the summer. From a standard green to an elegant white water butt in the style of a stone column, choose the butt that suits your garden – see our complete range.