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Will Harvesting Rainwater Save Me Money On My Water Bill?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

You may have seen tall and bulky structures in your local hardware store or garden centre. Well, they could be the answer to rising water bills and helping the environment. With prices rising now more than ever, it’s time to make use of our natural resources and start collecting rainwater. Various techniques have been practiced […]

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What Type of Lid Does My System Need?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

Water tanks have many great uses such as providing drinking water for your home, flushing toilets and even for your washing! But they do need to be covered. Now that you have chosen your water tank, it’s time to choose a lid! A lid for your rainwater harvesting system is very important as it stops […]

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Why Should I Use A Graf Tank?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

Now that you’ve decided that you’d like to start collecting and using rainwater around your garden and home, you may be wondering, why Graf tanks? Graf UK Ltd is one of the fastest-growing suppliers of sustainable water management systems in the UK. We use 100% recycled materials in our tanks and solutions so you can […]

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What Tank Size Do I Need?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

Interested in a rainwater collecting and harvesting system? In the following blog, we’re going to show you how to calculate what tank size you will need for your property so you can start collecting water and saving money on your water bill while helping the environment! Your plants will also enjoy being watered with fresh […]

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What Else Do I Need With My Tank?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

With your tank, you will need various other parts to help everything run smoothly. Filters, guards, pipes and extension rings are all examples of other equipment you may need to purchase depending on what your rainwater harvesting system will be used for.  What Is A Rainwater Harvesting System? Rainwater harvesting systems come in a variety […]

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The Best Pumps for Your GRAF System

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

Are you confused about which water pump to use for your GRAF system? With a wide variety of options available, we can help you choose the best pump for your system. With different pumps come different price points. First, there are economical pumps (transfer pumps) that are less expensive but less convenient to use. Then […]

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Is Rainwater Safe to Use in My Home?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

Wherever you are in the world, you probably see rain, Or, if you’re in the UK, you’ll see it often! You may have always wondered; can I drink rainwater? Surely that would solve water wastage. Unfortunately, the clear drops you see coming from the sky have much more to them than is seen from the […]

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How To Install An Underwater Rainwater Tank

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

You may be wondering how a rainwater harvesting tank will be installed underground. It is easy to install thanks to intelligent components and the GRAF module system and will provide you with a supply of totally clean and free rainwater. A rainwater harvesting system will cut your home’s demand for drinking water by up to […]

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Can Rainwater Help Me In A Hosepipe Ban?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

We all love the warm weather, blue skies and feeling the sun as we sit in our gardens. But, what we don’t love seeing is the grass turning brown and wilting plants! When there is a long period of time without rainfall and a heatwave, the government may impose a hosepipe ban or advise against […]

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What’s the Best Rainwater Harvesting System for Me?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

Once you have determined what you are going to use your rainwater harvesting system for, whether it’s going to be garden only or a full domestic system, there are several options for pump packages. Garden systems tend to be a more basic pump package which simply includes an external or submersible pump, a short length […]

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What is rainwater harvesting?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

Rainwater harvesting, also sometimes known as rainwater recycling, is the collection of rainwater with the purpose of putting it to good use.  Rainwater that falls freely from the sky can be used for many things. We don’t need to use mains water for everything! In fact, rainwater can actually be better than mains water for […]

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Does My Tank Need To Be Underground?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

The first GRAF plastic underground tank was launched in 1978 and plenty has happened since then. A high standard of quality in production is an essential foundation for unique products. This ensures the good stability and precision fit of the individual components. We have even developed a new, unique production process for the Carat underground […]

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Help With Installation

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

There are several factors you’ll need to consider when installing your water tank to make sure it’s safe. Decide what exactly you want to use your harvested rainwater for, and think carefully about when it’ll be placed (it’s difficult to move afterwards). GRAF has lots of tanks available for every household’s needs and usage. Read […]

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What are the benefits of rainwater harvesting?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

What are the benefits of rainwater harvesting? Rainwater harvesting is a simple idea. It’s not complicated. For many, many years people all over the world have been collecting rainwater and putting it to good use. The key is to do it well and plan what kind of system you want and what you want to […]

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How Will My Tank Be Delivered?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

How Will My Tank Be Delivered? Before you can think about the installation of your tank and how much money you will save harvesting rainwater, you need to consider how your rainwater tank will be offloaded. This varies depending on the size of the rainwater harvesting system.  In domestic systems, our water tanks are sent […]

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How Do I Install My Overground Rainwater Tank?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

How Do I Install My Overground Rainwater Tank? Rainwater harvesting will save your money on your water bill and help reuse the water and reduce wastage. But how should you go about rainwater harvesting tank installation? We have previously discussed underground rainwater tanks and how to install them into your home, now we will help […]

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Why would I need a wastewater treatment system

Why would I need a wastewater treatment system?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 1, 2021.

There are several reasons why you might need a wastewater treatment system… You could be having to replace an existing septic tank which no longer meets the Environment Agency requirements under the General Binding Rules. Or  You might be building a new home in a remote location and there is no mains drainage network for […]

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Graf UK Carat Septic Tank

Your Questions Answered About Septic Tanks

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on February 22, 2021.

If you’re in the market for a septic tank for your property, then you’re likely to have questions.  Firstly, why might you need one and what does it do? Septic tanks provide a treatment process to clean the black wastewater (sewage) from your home. Black water is the used water that comes from your toilets […]

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What can go into a septic tank

What can go into a septic tank?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on February 15, 2021.

If you’ve got a septic tank, or you’re in the process of buying a septic tank for your property, one question you may be asking is “what can go into a septic tank?”  If so, here’s a helpful overview of what can, cannot and should not find its way into your septic tank if you […]

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