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Rainwater Harvesting – Environmental & Economic Benefits

Rainwater Harvesting – Environmental & Economic Benefits

Rainwater harvesting is an alternative to the normal water supply used throughout Ireland.  This process of rainwater collection comes from reservoirs or groundwater based supplies from wells. Rainwater harvesting will help to manage stormwater runoff to prevent erosion, flooding and poor water quality in our lakes and streams. If water harvesting was embraced it should in the longer term reduce municipal demand to the extent that it would be unnecessary to build new public water sourcing projects. In urban settings,

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How to Save Water at Home

Saving water is always a good idea as it’s great for the environment and for your budget too. Wasting water is exactly that – waste – so we should try to avoid it in whatever way we can. The following tips provide some advice on the best ways to help save water at home, though you may also be able to think of other ways too: 1. Use water tanks The one fairly obvious way to save water is to

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What is Precast Concrete and Why Use it?

What is Precast Concrete and Why Use it?

If you don’t know all that much about concrete, then chances are that precast concrete doesn’t ring any bells and you may assume that it’s the same thing as normal concrete. However, they are two very different products and they have very different uses. Precast concrete comes with a lot of advantages too. So, what exactly is precast concrete? Precast concrete, in contrast to normal concrete (insitu concrete), is not poured into its mould on site. Precast concrete is designed

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Septic Tanks Dos and Don’ts

A large number of homes have a septic tank on their property but, while they are very common, not many people know much about a septic tank other than it’s where waste goes. So first we are going to start with a short definition of what a septic tank really is according to the EPA: “Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralised sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and proven technology

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What is a Pump Sump & How Does it Work?

What is a Pump Sump & How Does it Work?

We need to start off this article by pointing out that there’s a difference between a sump pump and a pump sump, and it’s important not to get the two terms confused. A sump pump is a vital piece of pumping equipment used to help prevent flooding in buildings that have basements and crawlspaces. They’re specially designed to be submersible and usually have safety features above and beyond those included on a regular pump used for other purposes. A pump

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Choosing a Feeding & Water Trough

Choosing a Feeding & Water Trough

Raising livestock in modern Ireland is no small feat. Nowadays farmers are taking care of more and more animals and are striving to do the best for their livestock in the most efficient way possible. A water trough is an essential piece of farming equipment and the type of trough a farmer chooses can have a huge impact on their bottom line and on the welfare of their animals. With so many choices on the market today, you’ll want to

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