Harvesting Rainwater Positively

The water butt used at our RHS show garden

The water butt used at our RHS show garden

Water butts come in all shapes, sizes and styles

Water butts come in all shapes, sizes and styles

Now that the weather has been positively warm over the last few weeks, many people are beginning to return their thoughts to their garden and the (hopefully) hazy days of summer. The down side for us gardeners of course is that too many dry days means we start worrying about watering the plants.

A very significant bonus from harvesting rainwater at source in water butts, for watering your garden during dry spells, is that it can play a major role in avoiding down-stream floods.  The idea, often referred to as a part of a “SuDS – Sustainable Urban Drainage System (and the theme of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ garden at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show this year) - is that water is slowed down (attenuated) to such an extent that the peak flow into rivers is decreased so much that the area downstream doesn’t flood. If everyone in an area makes small changes, a significant amount of storm water could be temporarily stored and the scale of damage during a flood event dramatically reduced.

Water butts nowadays come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles, some even with planters on the top so you don’t have to compromise on valuable growing space.

As a thank you to The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales for featuring one of their beautiful water butts in their RHS Garden, Celtic Sustainable are re-running their amazing offer.

  • 10% off all 3P Technik Decorative Water Butts plus Celtic Sustainables will donate £5 to the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales for each water butt sold
  • AND you still get Free Delivery to mainland UK addresses!
  • Go to: www.celticsustainables.co.uk/water-butts/
  • Use Coupon Code "WILDTEN" at the checkout.
  • Offer ends 30-June-2018

To take up Celtic Sustainables on this time limited offer, simply use Coupon Code: WILDTEN after you have placed your Water Butt and/or Rainwater Filter/Diverter in your shopping cart. The 10% discount will then be applied to all applicable products.

There is no better time to browse Celtic Sustainables range of decorative 3P Technik Water Butts!