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Win a Gutter Mate Rainwater Recycling Kit

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Save Money and Water! Win a Gutter Mate Rainwater Recycling Kit

Gutter Mate are celebrating the launch of their new website www.guttermate.co.uk with a competition that gives you the chance to win a Space Saving Rainwater Recycling Kit worth £150.

Gutter Mate encourages people to save money, water and the environment by recycling rainwater to use in your garden and for household chores. It’s an award-winning eco-business based in Hitchin, which specialises in selling rainwater harvesting products such as water butts, pumps and rainwater collectors, including their award winning Gutter Mate Diverter & Filter which allows you to collect and filter rainwater straight from your property’s downpipe.

Each person in the UK uses approximately 150 litres of water per day and about a third of this is wasted; running down the plughole or being flushed away without being used.
Using collected rainwater for activities like washing your car or watering the garden will result in substantial savings on your metered water bills. It takes up to 9 litres to fill just one watering can. If you wash your car with a hose you can use as much as 540 litres per hour.

Gutter Mate knows that recycling rainwater is one way that everyone can reduce their carbon footprint and have a positive impact on the environment.

For your chance to win Gutter Mate’s Everyday Gardener Space Saving Rainwater Harvesting Kit which consists of a:

 

Answer the following question:

Approximately how many litres of water does each person in the UK use per day?

Enter by emailing your answer to [email protected] by March 31, 2016.

4 Simple Steps to Rainwater Recycling

In our latest blog you can learn how to recycle rainwater for you garden. As we all strive to make our lives more sustainable, rainwater recycling is one way in which you can reduce your environmental impact and save money at the same time.

Rainwater Harvesting or Rainwater Recycling as it’s commonly known, quite simply means the process by which rain water is collected and prepared for reuse. Rainwater Harvesting for your garden can be broken down into 4 steps, Rainwater Collection, Rainwater Storage, Rainwater Treatment and Rainwater Distribution. 

4 Simple Steps to Rainwater Recycling

 

Install the Gutter Mate Divert & Filter

Every rainwater harvesting system should start with the Gutter Mate Diverter & Filter, which applies the first phase of filtration to rainwater diverted from the downpipe. A mesh insert can also be purchased for further filtration. 50cm hose provided with purchase. 

START COLLECTING RAINWATER 

 4 Simple Steps to Rainwater Recycling
 

Choose Your Waterbutt

We sell a wide range of waterbutts ranging from 100L up to 250L capacity. There are also plenty of different styles to choose from depending on your personal taste, garden size and shape. Slimline or wallmounted waterbutts are great for small gardens. Waterbutt prices start from £45.  If you want to collect more rainwater we also sell tanks.

START STORING RAINWATER 

4 steps to rainwater recycling
 

Waterbutt Treatment

Gutter Mate’s Water Treatment Solution ensures the rainwater collected in your waterbutt or tank is fresh and ready for use. It prevents algae, contamination & smells. One bottle of treatment costs just £9.99 and it will also help to prevent your hose from discolouring.

START TREATING RAINWATER

 4 Simple Steps to Rainwater Recycling
 

Pump it!

If you’re happy using a good old fashioned watering can then you can skip this part, but if you’d rather connect a hosepipe and use the spray gun, then a water pump is required. The type of waterbutt pump you require will depend on the length of your hose/size of your garden.

START PUMPING RAINWATER