Your home is one big rainwater collector, and unless you have storage for all that pure, cloud-filtered water, it’s going down the drain and to waste. At evridrop, we make it simple to start using your free rainwater supply around your home and garden, for irrigation, in your toilets and even in your washing machine.
Big-impact rainwater harvesting, made easy
When we got started in 2016, getting a rainwater harvesting system installed on your home was a nightmare. You’d be full of passion and excitement, then come all the different companies you have to find, and trust to work together. A surveyor, installer, tank supplier and maintenance specialist. Once you’ve chosen them, it’s up to you to manage everything and sign it off. We thought there had to be a better way. So we founded evridrop. Your one-stop rainwater harvesting specialists. From survey to maintenance, we take care of it all with ease and full accountability.
Save Money. Cut Your Carbon.
Your property is already collecting free rainwater, you just need a way to store it and use it. By creating access to your rainwater, you can reduce domestic mains water usage by up to 50% (up to 63% in a commercial property), lowering annual bills by the same amount. And because it takes 1.3kwh of electricity to pump a cubic metre of mains water, using rainwater to flush your toilets, clean your clothes and water your garden will also cut your carbon footprint.
Cut Your CO2
Cleaning and pumping mains water produces carbon, using rainwater doesn’t.
On a meter? Using rainwater from your roof can cut your mains water bill in half.
Be More Natural
Rainwater is completely renewable, uses no energy and doesn’t affect wildlife habitats.
You′re 75% There
You have a roof, gutters and a down-pipe, all you need is somewhere to store your rain.
More Than Just a Water Butt
For many people, rainwater harvesting means a black plastic barrel hidden behind the shed. But it’s come a long way in recent years. Now, you can have a designer barrel that you’re proud to show off to your neighbours, and you can install sophisticated underground systems that feed your garden, toilets and kitchen. At evridrop, we offer the full range of domestic rainwater harvesting systems through our shop and our end-to-end system install service.
Sustainability and Financial Benefits
Of rainwater harvesting
Lower water bills
The rainwater that falls on your building can replace up to 50% of your mains water usage. That means savings of up to 50% on your annual water bill. We say up to because it depends how you want to use rainwater in your property. A domestic property can save 5% using the water outdoors, an additional 12% through laundry use and an extra 33% by flushing toilets with rainwater instead of drinking water.
Lower Carbon Footprint
The hidden cost of mains water usage is the environmental cost. It takes 1.3kwh of electricity to pump a cubic metre of water to your property, that’s around 35.5kg of carbon produced in a year for every person in the building. By replacing some of your mains water need with rainwater, sourced onsite, you dramatically cut those emissions and your building becomes more sustainable. You also leave that unused mains water in lakes, rivers and reservoirs, benefiting wildlife and ecosystems.
Reduced flood risk
Localised flooding is caused by storm water overloading drains, sewers and water courses. It happens because the hard surfaces on your property (roofs, driveways, paths) prevent natural soak away and channel gallons of water into the sewer network. Rainwater harvesting systems help alleviate this pressure by retaining rainwater and slowly releasing it into either drains or soak away beds over time. This reduces the load on the sewers and the knock-on risk of flooding.
Hosepipes and clothes washing
Aside from the main reasons to start collecting your rainwater, there are a few perks to taking control of your water supply and relying less on mains. Storing rainwater means you don’t need to worry about hosepipe bans, so when the hot, dry summers come (they do exist, honest) and your neighbour’s gardens are suffering – you can keep on watering and cleaning your car. If you’re feeling generous, you could even share your harvest!
Using rainwater in your washing machine is proven to produce better cleaning results. The water is always soft, meaning less detergent is needed and less chemicals end up on your clothes and in the water ecosystem. Softer water also requires less energy to clean clothes, saving you money on your electricity bill too!
From Quote to Using Your Rainwater
How it works
Fill out our form or call us, we’ll find out more about what you need and provide a free provisional quote to manage the whole install for you. This will give you an idea of the cost of your new system.
If you’re happy with the provisional quote, we’ll book a survey at a convenient time for you. Your survey enables us to provide you with an accurate quote and install report containing your recommended system. We charge for this, with the cost taken off your install bill should you choose to proceed.
With the green light from you, we’ll get to work. We’ll supply and deliver your new system to your site, install it and commission it ready for use all on agreed dates. We’ll also take you through how to use your new system and ensure we leave your property in the condition we found it.
With your new rainwater harvesting or wastewater system installed, you can smile every time you turn the tap knowing your water usage is more efficient, sustainable, and in the case of waste water systems – completely compliant with regulations. Beyond this, if you want us to maintain your system, we can arrange an affordable package to suit.
Is Your House Up To Scratch?
The Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes was introduced in 2008 to tackle mains water stresses and make rainwater harvesting a requirement on all new builds. It’s made up of six levels, each one representing a maximum daily use of mains water per person:
1 and 2
3 and 4
5 and 6
From 2016 the standard expected on all new builds is Level 6, 80 litres per person per day. To achieve this level of sustainability a rainwater harvesting system must be installed. In the not too distant future, Rainwater harvesting will be the norm on most buildings in the UK. Remember when solar panels where seen as odd? Now they’re commonplace, and just like solar panels help you go ‘off grid’, rainwater harvesting systems do the same for water (literally) – giving you more control over how use source and use the earth’s most precious resource.