TQ2081 : Domestic rainwater conservation

taken 3 months ago, near to Acton, Ealing, Great Britain

Domestic rainwater conservation
Domestic rainwater conservation
After a long drought the two water butts filled in a couple of rainy days with some storms. The system uses standard components available from DiY stores. Diverter on the rainwater pipe down from the gutters of half the house, a 2cm diameter flexible plastic tube from the diverter down through the lid of the first 300 litre water butt, a flexible concertina pipe (which comes with water butt systems) from near the top of the first water butt and through the lid of the second which is 200 litres. A tap about 15 cm from the top of the second butt with a garden hose which takes overflow if the second butt fills. The water butts come with taps at the bottom, these are used for filling buckets or watering cans - or a garden hose can be attached.
This way most overflow goes down the garden to water plants, though if there has been a lot of rain the plastic tube from the diverter can be moved to go into a drain.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Water resources 
Primary Subject of Photo
Water Infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2031 8162 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2416N 0:16.0406W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2031 8162
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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