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Insert your building's data in the yellow boxes. 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 (square metres) 2 First extension/conservatory/porch/garage/shed etc width (metres) Depth (metres) Rain Collection Area 2 (square metres) 3 Second extension/conservatory/porch/garage/shed etc width (metres) Depth (metres) Rain Collection Area 3 (square metres) 4 Third extension/conservatory/porch/garage/shed etc width (metres) Depth (metres) Rain Collection Area 4 (square metres) 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 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) (YIELD) 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)

25 6.25

people 313 553 125 990 361,350 21 20,790 361,350 20,790 YES

Number of toilet flushes per day (4.42 flushes per person, average 5 litres each) 111 Outdoor use per day (minimum 5 litres per person per day) or adjust till F46 = F35 more or less 10 Amount of water you require every day Amount of water you require every year (DEMAND) 11 How many days drought protection do you need? Enter a number in the box to the right, typically 21 12 Capacity of water storage in litres required for drought protection The lesser of YIELD (8) or DEMAND (10) per annum Therefore, volume of rainwater storage required 13 Is there sufficient roof water available (CONCLUSION):

14 Tank size required - either, in the bestselling Carat range, or, in the shallow-dig tank range, or, in the Rondus range, or, if your tank is going to be above ground, in the Balmoral range...

Use a triple 6500 Carat kit [19,500 litres] Use multiple shallow tanks Use multiple Rondus tanks Use multiple Balmoral tanks

15 Cross check with the British Standard BS 8515:2009
Based on British Standard BS 8515, 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) To be conform to BS8515, tank must hold at least … (in litres) Tank size required from RainWaterHarvesting (BSI requirement):

26,568 18,068 18,068 use a triple 6500 Carat kit i.e. 19,500 litres

Check stock and prices at www.rainwaterharvesting .co.uk or by email at info@rainwaterharvesting.co.uk MB file Tank_Size_Calculator Rev7i 2Apr2012.xls

UK Rainfall (source Met Office) 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 2011 117 71 127 188 125 79 92 60 201 136 226 67 132 59 45 105 64 Historical data for comparison 2006 118 85 142 165 116 93 102 76 182 117 194 79 140 80 63 113 79 2008 130 98 166 172 127 108 117 88 185 131 198 95 155 94 68 169 85 2009 121 88 149 169 126 96 101 81 177 131 199 80 136 78 60 162 82 2010 94 72 112 123 105 78 82 67 126 108 135 73 102 64 58 135 68 .

5 135.2 132.6 71.2 60.1 200.2011 116.1 45.1 59.9 V% 00-11 80% 85% 79% 74% 91% Rainfall in centimetres per year: UK by regions UK England Wales Scotland N Ireland 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 .3 105.3 63.7 124.2 127.6 225.9 92.5 78.9 67.3 187.

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790 litres Use a triple 6500 Carat kit [19.1) We attach the Tank Size calculator completed with your figures showing a roof area of annual rainfall in your area of and.568 litres 18.790 litres 361. whichever is the lesser.if in the bestselling Carat range… 4) Cross check with the British Standard BS 8515:2009 21 days 20. tank must hold at least … (in litres) 26. 5% of annual rainwater yield (in litres) 5% of annual non-potable water demand in the home (in litres) To be conform to BS8515. we assume an average flush of 3 litres and… We assume some water needed outdoors of… This makes a total daily use of or a total annual use (Demand) of … You can see that if the total amount of rain collectable. is more than or about the same as this figure. Do you? 25 people 6.500 litres] Based on British Standard BS8515.068 litres .you have a coherent rain water "budget".350 litres 20.068 litres 18.25 washing machine cycles per day 110. or 5% of the annual non-potable water demand. the rainwater tank must be big enough to hold 5% of the annual rainwater yield. The number of people in the building is taken as A washing machine cycle needs 50 litres and we assume For toilets.107 square metres 60 centimetres 531.360 litres YES 3) The drought protection provided by this rainwater system is: The capacity of rainwater storage for drought protection is The lesser of Yield and Demand Therefore optimal volume of rainwater storage is… Tank size required . The figures below serve as a check against the tank size recommended above. total annual collectable rain (Yield) of 2) We have then calculated your typical daily usage of rain water indoors and in the garden. therefore.50 flushes per day per person 125 litres per day 990 litres per day 361.350 litres across a whole year 1. above.