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Does anyone have a rainwater tank for flushing the toilet?

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Bramshott Thu 17-Sep-09 09:44:34

This is something I'd really like to explore, because it seems madness to use drinking-grade water for flushing the loo. I'm sure I've seen people doing it on a programme, either by fixing a tank to the side of the house, or burying one in the garden, but I'd really like to know how easy / expensive it is, and if there are any downsides.


ChilloHippi Thu 17-Sep-09 11:03:08

I don't know anything about it, but it sounds like a fantastic idea to me.

Bramshott Thu 17-Sep-09 11:25:21

There is a leaflet on it from the Environment Agency here but they seem a bit ambivalent on their main page about the benefits. Clearly it's also much easier to do with a new-build, and you have to think an easy way to flip back over to the mains if there's no water in the rainwater tank [brain exploding with complicated sciency-and-logistical-type stuff emoticon]!

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