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Insert your building's data in the yellow boxes. Change the red box to suit your needs. From the roof area off your property, you assess the amount of water available, and equate it to the amount you will use. 1 Main Building area Building width (metres) Building depth(metres) Rain Collection Area 1 2 First extension/conservatory/porch/garage/shed etc width (metres) Depth (metres) Rain Collection Area 2 3 Second extension/conservatory/porch/garage/shed etc width (metres) Depth (metres) Rain Collection Area 3 4 Third extension/conservatory/porch/garage/shed etc width (metres) Depth (metres) Rain Collection Area 4 5 Calculate the area of any remaining useful roofs as a figure in square metres and enter directly in the yellow box to the right 6 TOTAL of collectable roof areas (square metres) 7 Maximum rainwater which could be collected Rainfall per year in your area (cms). Use rainfall chart on sheet 2, a figure between 60 and 170. 8 Collectable rainwater per annum (in litres - discounted by 20% to account for water loss) 9 Use of water in the building
Washing machine and toilet flushing are the main usage for rain water in domestic systems. Add an allowance for daily garden use.

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Number of people in the house Number of clothes washing cycles per day (50 litres each) Number of toilet flushes per day (average 5 litres each) Outdoor use per day (min 5 litres per person per day) 10 Amount of water you require every day or in a year every day Rainwater DEMAND per annum 11 How many days drought protection do you need? In the Summer of 2006 in SE England there was almost no rain for 77 days between June 1 and August 18. Enter a number of days in the red box. 12 Capacity of water storage in litres required for drought protection The lesser of YIELD or DEMAND per annum Therefore, volume of rainwater storage required Sufficient roof water available (CONCLUSION): Tank size required from RainWaterHarvesting (CONCLUSION):

3 0.8 13 or adjust till F46 = F35 more or less

litres 38 66 15 119 43,362

Optimal is 18 to 21 days.

21 2,495 43,362 2,495 YES USE 2700 LITRE Carat TANK

Based on British Standard BS8515, the rainwater tank must be big enough to hold 5% of the annual rainwater yield, or 5% of the annual non-potable water demand, whichever is the lesser. The figures below serve as a check against the tank size recommended above.

5% of annual rainwater yield (in litres) 5% of annual non-potable water demand in the home (in litres) Tank must hold at least … (in litres) Tank size required from RainWaterHarvesting (BSI requirement):

6,328 2,168 2,168 USE 2700 LITRE Carat TANK

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Oct08 MB. Rev 5 Jun09 MB (BSI check added). Rev 6 Nov09 Text tab changed

2006 Actual Annual rainfall in centimetres UK England Wales Scotland N Ireland England & Wales England N England S Scotland N Scotland E Scotland W England E & NE England NW & Wales N Midlands East Anglia England SW & Wales S England SE & central S cms 118 85 142 165 116 93 102 76 182 117 194 79 140 80 63 113 79 % 0f average Average 1961-1990 107 103 101 112 105 103 108 99 113 106 116 105 110 104 105 93 104 110 83 141 147 110 90 94 77 161 111 168 75 128 77 60 121 76 .

These figures check the tank size requirement above. the rainwater tank must be big enough to hold 5% of the annual rainwater yield.1) We attach the Tank Size calculator completed with your figures showing a roof area of… annual rainfall in your area of … and. tank must hold at least .560 litres Are you able to collect sufficient water from the roof to supply your annual needs? 3) We have assumed you would require drought protection of … The optimal quantity of stored water.362 cycles per day flushes per day litres per day litres per day litres per year 140 113 square metres. therefore.42 litres per (low) flush. centimetres 126.328 2..168 litres litres litres USE 2700 LITRE Carat TANK .168 2. We assume some water needed in the garden etc.. Tank size required from RainWaterHarvesting (BS 8515-2009)… 6. whichever is the lesser.. or 5% of the annual non-potable water demand. of… This makes a total daily use of … which is the same as … 1 13 15 119 43. from first principles. is … The tank size calculator is now telling you that you need to… YES 21 2. 5% of annual rainwater yield … 5% of annual non-potable water demand in the home … To conform with BS 8515-2009.. total annual collectable rain (discounted by 20% to account for water loss washing the leaves out) of… 2) We have then calculated your typical daily usage of rain water indoors and in the garden A washing machine cycle needs 50 litres and we assume… Toilets require 4. litres USE 2700 LITRE Carat TANK 4) Based on British Standard BS8515. and we assume.495 days.

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