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2012 wettest year on record?

28. December 2012

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A storm brewing in the Atlantic could bring up to two inches (50mm) of rain and 80mph winds in some areas of the UK this weekend. Provisional figures show that 1.8in (46mm) of rain is needed between 27 and 31 December for 2012 to be the wettest year on record for the UK. A new […]

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House sales affected by rainwater?

5. August 2012

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If you want to make your house more attractive to buyers in the current market then try this idea: INSTALL A RAIN-WATER HARVESTING SYSTEM According to a UK survey, sponsored by Save the Rain a significant proportion of homeowners (1 in 3) would be more likely to buy a house if a rainwater harvesting system […]

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Rain Gardens

8. July 2012

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A rain garden takes the rain from your roof and puts it to good use. Even a small terraced house gets 4000 gallons on each side of the roof. Rain gardens are nothing new, In the Mediterranean, sun-kissed gardeners have been building sinks to store rain water for hundreds of years. More recently, rain water […]

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Rainwater harvesting

6. July 2012

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The average Briton now uses 150 litres of water every day. That’s almost double what we used in the 1960s. But only a third of households in UK currently have water meters. That makes us almost unique in Europe and some experts say it’ll have to change. Nicci Russell of environmental pressure group Waterwise thinks […]

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Rain needed for gardens

31. March 2012

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Rain needed for gardens

        With the current drought seriously affecting UK gardens any drop of rain is like liquid gold. Rainwater harvesting in the UK has increased by approximately 300% in the last two years Rainharvesting can replace up to 50% of a household mains water consumption, and up to 85% on commercial installations Collecting […]

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Bonfire night brings precious white rain

4. November 2011

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Bonfire night brings precious white rain

Looks like wellies and waterproofs for bonfire night celebrations this weekend with the Met Office predicting heavy downpours. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/london_forecast_weather.html With all the fun of the fireworks it is easy to forget that rain could be one of our most precious commodities in the future.Population growth, climate change, drought conditions and the restriction of sufficiently large fresh […]

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ebay catches the rain

6. September 2011

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Even ebay has woken up to the importance of rainwater harvesting: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=rainwater+harvesting

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Rainwater is gold for gardeners

4. August 2011

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Rainwater is gold for gardeners

The rain has arrvied in buckets loads today with most parts of the UK receiving heavy downpours consistent with the humid sunny weather of the past few days. Summer gardening in the UK is increasingly becoming a battleground.Long periods of drought makes the ground very hard which means that when the rain does finally arrive, this precious “gold” liquid often runs off […]

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Rain arrives in London

26. May 2011

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Rain arrives in London

When it rains heavily in London, the Victorian drains often overflow and rivers of rain simply rush away. The average Londoner uses nearly 160 litres of water a day – saving just 10 per cent of this total, through easy measures, would fill an incredible 48 Olympic-sized swimming pools every day. With rising population, climate […]

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Treehugger catches US rainwater story

18. February 2011

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One of the best green blogs  is produced by Treehugger which  is the leading US media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. You can always  find  find an interesting story. Like this one about how California is trying to use all the water it has to cope with a growing population and water sources maxed […]

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