Sustainability

Stormwater Systems

Sustainability

Why Collect Your Own Rainwater?

A lot has changed in recent years. Bans on outdoor water use have become part and parcel of life today.

Filling the pool, kids running through sprinklers, washing the car and boat, watering the garden and cleaning the house and deck… all require one thing – water!

But turning on the tap isn’t a given anymore, as we can no longer take supply for granted.

"Since the start of 2020, the [Auckland] region has received significantly less rainfall than normal. This is having a big impact on our water supply. On 15 April, the total volume of water stored in our dams dropped below 50 per cent for the first time in more than 25 years. We need to preserve what’s left."

Water Sustainability

Concerns Us All

If you don’t have an alternative supply when water bans are announced, you have no choice but to halt any activities that involve turning on the outside tap. So serious is the threat of running dry, that in Auckland residents must comply or face a $20,000 fine.

But it doesn’t need to be that way. We have many cost-effective, slim and stylish solutions for collecting your own rainwater. Not only do our vulnerable waterways reap the benefits, but we do too!

It’s time to be self-sufficient, and do our part for water sustainability by collecting and reusing rainwater.

By saving water we also save –

  • Our streams and vulnerable waterways
  • Money
  • Stormwater infrastructure
  • Our gardens, trees and lawns too!

Every new house in the Wellington region is now required to have at least 2000 litres of water storage on site. Not only does this reduce dependence on mains water supply, but it also ensures that in the event of an earthquake, all new houses will at least have water on site.

Sustainable

Coastlines

We’re passionate about water sustainability and protecting our ponds and streams near urban areas, while sensitive to your need for innovative stormwater solutions via our Aquacomb® and FenceTank™ systems.

We are proud to have partnered with Sustainable Coastlines, a New Zealand charity committed to keeping New Zealand’s waterways clean.

End-of-life

Recycling

Tanks manufactured and distributed by Stormwater Systems are made of high-quality polyethene. The manufacturing process we follow produces zero waste and the tanks are 100% recyclable at the end of their life. Aquacomb® pods are made from recycled plastic (when we can source it).

By Kiwis,

For Kiwis

FenceTank™ is proudly New Zealand made. It has been designed and manufactured in Auckland with the intent to provide a rainwater harvesting solution for Kiwis right from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

Source: getprepared.nz

Stylish And Discrete

Water Collection Solutions

When most people think of rainwater tanks they picture green or black round monstrosities, taking up a huge amount of space and imposing on surroundings.

But Stormwater Systems provides smarter water collection solutions that are stylish and discrete. Some are completely hidden with Aquacomb®, while FenceTank™ offers a dual purpose.

Rainwater can be collected for reuse outside. It can also be used to wash clothes and flush toilets. This represents 56% of water use for the average household.

A figure that is on par with the average water bill savings from Hobsonville Residents who collect rainwater for the same purpose using a Stormwater Systems solution.

It is possible to use rainwater entirely, although this may require additional filtration for hygienic purposes (drinking, showering, dishwashing etc.). If you plan to connect a tank to your internal plumbing, you will require a building consent.

Get in touch with your local council for specific information related to your area.

This depends on the size of your roof. The following estimate is based on an average roof area of 200 sqm in each of the main regions –

  • Auckland – an average of 17,000L per month
  • Hamilton – an average of 18,000L per month
  • Wellington – an average of 20,000L per month
  • Christchurch – an average of 9,500L per month

This depends on what you use your rainwater for. If its outdoor use, you could save an average of 18%. But of course, you could save considerably more if you have a pool, boat or water gardens and lawns frequently.

If you have rainwater plumbed back into your house to wash clothes and flush toilets, this amount can jump to 56%.

You can use rainwater for everything, although this may require additional filtration for hygienic purposes (drinking, showering, dishwashing and so on).

If you plan to connect a tank to your internal plumbing you will require a building consent. Get in touch with your local council for specific information related to your area.