Rainwater Harvesting & Irrigation Service
Pump Service and Upgrades
After 30 years in the booster system business, we know pumps. This one was woefully undersized. We replaced it with a pump that made more pressure. Even though the horsepower was higher, we knew that the electrical circuitry was more than adequate.
This home uses the cistern for both rainwater harvesting and stormwater management. When the tank is full, rainwater must be pumped to the storm drain. If the tank overflows, the parking area and even the basement could flood. So we designed a commercial-grade controller to give the homeowner a more adjustable system, with a manual override. Everybody is happy!
Rainwater Prefilter Cleaning
This Graf filter had a layer of sediment and algae that was preventing any water from entering the cistern. It has the self-cleaning nozzle, but unfortunately it wasn’t working.
This Graf filter wasn’t set back in place correctly, which left a ridge that could catch leaves. Which it did!
Freeze Repair. . . and Prevention
As a former Raychem heat tracing rep, we know freeze protection!
Component Improvements for Higher Performance
This pump was 6′ above the cistern, and they trusted a foot valve to keep prime. When the tank went dry, air would get through the foot valve and the pump would quit. And then the toilets wouldn’t flush. We made several improvements to increase uptime.
We replaced the suspended pump with a submersible pump in the cistern. And repiped the standby water connection so that they could flush the toilets when the power went out. The larger pressure tank also improved pumping efficiency.
Piping Improvements for Higher Performance
Plastic tanks move when water fills them. Solid piping eventually breaks.
We replaced a section of solid pipe with flexible PVC on this DIY project.