Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Custom Designed & Built Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Rainwater harvesting systems from Continental Carbon are designed to collect and store rainwater for future use.

Our rainwater harvesting systems are built with a catchment area, a conveyance system, and a storage tank.  Systems can also be built to include a pump, water treatment system and fixtures for the use of water.  Depending on the design and level of water treatment and purification, harvested rainwater can be used for outdoor irrigation, domestic purposes, and even potable uses when combined with Continental Carbon's water treatment solutions.

Our rainwater harvesting systems are built in accordance with provincial codes, regulations and standards, as well as municipal codes.

Benefits of rainwater harvesting include:

  • Adding to municipal water supply:  When large volumes of water are collected it can contribute to lower water bills for municipalities.
  • Reduces the amount of water entering the sewer/storm water system: Harvesting rainwater helps to protect rivers, watersheds, streams, creeks by minimizing the amount of water entering the sewer /storm water system.
  • Replenishment of ground water:  Using harvested rainwater for irrigation, or directing overflow into a a garden will helps to refill groundwater sources.
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Above Ground Systems

  • All materials are UV stabilized for long-term outdoor use
  • Tank pigmentation hinders sunlight penetration and inhibits algae growth.

Below Ground Systems

  • Maximum burial depth of 36"
  • No water required during back fill procedure
  • Tanks are designed to buried applications only in non-traffic installations
  • Tanks are structurally engineered to accommodate repeated filling and emptying cycles of rainwater collection
  • Unique monolithic design provides super top load strength
  • Low profile design allows for shallower excavations
  • May be interconnected easily for increased storage capacity.

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