The Kerbside Stormwater Recycling Kit lets you water your garden with stormwater recovered from the roadside gutters. When rain is expected you should setup the kit at a stormwater outlet at the kerbside. Insert the polycarbonate cup into the 90mm stormwater pipe and connect the leads to a 12 volt power supply. When it starts raining and water is flowing from the stormwater pipe, the cup fills with water. The pump inside the cup starts automatically and pumps water into a tank or wheelie bin. When it stops raining the pump stops automatically.
Contents of the kit:
- Polycarbonate cup with inline inlet filter, pump and float switch attached
- Control box connected to the pump and the float switch
- Second float switch
- Stormwater pipe adaptor 90mm x 75mm
- Stormwater pipe adaptor 90mm x 100mm
- The pump has a maximum head of 5 metres.
- The pump has a flow rate of 700 litres per hour at zero head.
- The cup is made from heavy duty polycarbonate and so it’s unbreakable.
- The cup has a large overflow area to prevent water backing up inside the stormwater pipe higher than the overflow level.
- The cup makes a secure pressure fit against the inside of a 90mm stormwater pipe.
- If the tank is not full, the pump starts automatically when it starts raining. The pump stops automatically when it stops raining or the tank is full.
- By detaining some of the stormwater when it rains, less pressure is placed upon the stormwater infrastructure provided by councils in residential areas.
- The water in the tank can be used for automatic drip irrigation by using the Kerbside Stormwater Recycling Kit to make a Measured Irrigation Controller.