Rainwater Harvesting System impact on Property Price

There is no doubt having a system installed should have a positive effect on the property price of your home.
•    Our need to conserve water and make the most of our resources is likely to increase well into the future, as the population grows and demand increases.
•    Water bills are probably going to rise and any means of reducing that impact can only be welcomed by prospective buyers.
•    A rainwater harvesting system is low maintenance and the cost of running it, in other words the electricity for the pump mechanism, is small.
•    For commercial premises the cost savings offered by a rainwater harvesting system are larger and can provide significant savings for the buying business.

Reducing the Cost of Running a Home
We use around 40-50% of our water for potable uses such as flushing the toilet, washing clothes and watering the garden. For an average family this can help to reduce the cost of mains water by £250 to £300 a year, a saving that may well be more profound in the future if prices start to rise due to demand. The cost of electricity, for example, to run the pump can be as little as 15 pence a week.
Simply with the day to day cost savings, your installed rainwater harvesting system is having a positive impact on your property price. The more water you use, the more of a saving you are going to make – and that applies to large commercial premises to an even greater extent.
If your area is prone to flooding, then providing an efficient RHS is going to help reduce the impact of rainwater coming from your own property as it puts less pressure on the drainage system.
Property Buyers are looking for Eco-Friendly Homes
We are more environmentally savvy than we were ten or twenty years ago and many prospective house buyers actively search out properties that incorporate green technologies such as solar panels, heat transfer systems and rainwater harvesting.

It’s not just a case of cutting down on installing the systems themselves but the fact that they offer a more sustainable way of living. It has become an important factor for many people who are more conscious of lowering their impact on the environment.

In fact, we are now beginning to see a number of property companies created that are specializing in providing eco-friendly homes and business premises.

The Future of Property Prices and Rainwater Harvesting Systems
New builds are starting to incorporate rainwater harvesting Modular in the planning stages, for both domestic homes and commercial properties. Whilst having a system retrofitted into an old property comes with its costs, the benefits of having one installed can add to the sale value of your home and make it more appealing to potential buyers, particularly as the technology becomes popular and more widely available.

Four Systems Achievement Green Building Rainwater Recycling Application

With the improvement of human living standards, people’s living environment requirements are also getting higher and higher, and the harmonious coexistence of people and the social environment has become the hottest topic today. Green building also become a hot topic.
How green buildings make rain obediently obedient and never let us watch the sea in the city. This article will explain the “four systems” formed by today’s most popular rainwater harvesting and recycling technologies.

1.Rainwater Infiltration System
When the amount of rainwater is too large to cause urban waterlogging, it is best to let the rainwater infiltrate the underground naturally. Therefore, rainwater infiltration system is used to supplement the underground aquifer to prevent the downstream floods caused by discharge of heavy rain. This system can be composed of infiltration tank.

2.Rainwater Retention System
Rainwater retention system is a storage box, also called buffer space. In the event of heavy rains, the rainwater will be stored in the system and then discharged from the designated outlet, it also can prevent urban waterlogging. This system is more suitable for building landscaping areas, lanes and other areas.
3.Rainwater Harvesting System
In many small residential areas, the rainwater harvesting system is better for saving water. Water saving up to 40%. This system can be composed of rainwater harvesting modules. Set aside suitable land space and build rainwater harvesting system, which can be used for car washing and vegetation greening of residential people.

4.Rainwater Recycling system
Rainwater recycling system is related to people’s living water, so they need to go through the water treatment process. The system uses a wide range of rainwater, grass irrigation, landscape fountains, flushing, laundry, air conditioning cooling water supplement, and even drinking water.
Underground water tank from Leiyuan can be use in these four systems with functions of rainwater infiltration, detention and attenuation and has high void ratio and high loading capacity.
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Why grass bricks will be replaced by grass grid in the future

In urban construction, the real estate development is not only to meet people’s housing needs, but also to advocate greening and improve the green area. Although the grass can grow in the crevice and survive in the harsh environment, in city, the green lawns and parking lots paving grass bricks are often subjected to artificial trampling and wheeling, resulting in a reduction in green area.
Grass grass and grass bricks is a tool to support the growth of grass, for the grass to share the pressure, to maintain the greening rate of green space. They can meet the parking lot, green area, fire channel, park green and other venues needs.

In the present trend, grass bricks will be replaced by grass grid in the future. why? What are the advantages of honeycomb plastic grass grid for city greening?

The following is a comparison.

Item Plastic grass grid Grass bricks
Material Made of HDPE material, lightweight Concrete is used as raw material, heavy
Size Dimension design, maintenance simple, install quick, save labor The size is small and the pavement roughness is poor
Greening rate Over 95% Only about 30%
Bearing capacity Paved collectively, large area with low setting volume. Can satisfy the parking of the bus, fire truck Paved separately, small individual area with high setting volume
Strength and stability High strength and excellent stability. Convenient splicing, small gap, wear-resisting, good toughness Low strength and large gap, easy to crack and tile
Survival rate 95% soil area, the water can be reserved, no acid or alkaline threat, and grass may flourish The concrete area is larger than that of soil, water is absorbed by the tile and then vaporized. The tiles are alkaline which might corrode the roots
Environment protection Less dust and noise, and recyclable Noise and dust, and unrecyclable

The original grass bricks will gradually withdraw from the stage of history, and will be replaced by recyclable plastic HDPE grass paver grid.

Plastic grass reinforcement grid system from Leiyuan has high load capacity, which satisfies the parking and rolling of heavy vehicles. It also provides water storage function, which is beneficial to the lawn growth.

Rainwater Harvesting and Utilization – Several Method of Roof Rainwater Utilization

What is roof rainwater utilization?
Roof rainwater utilization is a kind of rainwater utilization method, which uses roofs or other buildings to collect rainwater. Urbanization interferes with the natural hydrological cycle, resulting in a large loss of rainwater. It is also a remedy for the damage of natural water circulation by pouring rainwater into the underground water after collecting rainwater. Besides, the water quality of roof water is relatively good, and the rainwater recovery and utilization cost is low, so it can be reused with simple filtration.

Method of roof rainwater utilization
1.Use green building to harvesting rainwater
It is widely used to use Drainage Plate to plant green plants on rooftops or buildings. Using green buildings to harvesting rainwater can reduce the consumption of tap water, increase the green area of the city, beautify the urban environment, clean city air, absorbing urban noise and reduce the urban heat island effect.
2.Using rainwater harvesting module to building a roof rainwater system
Install rainwater pipes and other equipment on roof to store rainwater from roofs in Underground Water Tank, reuse after sterilized and filtration. The method of rainwater utilization is relatively high, but it can be considered as a way to construct rainwater collection system for water quality requirements.


City construction of roof rainwater utilization system need according to the condition of different climatic conditions and water resources as well as the size of the available rainfall. Comprehensive analysis of various factors, to design the practical benefits of roof rainwater utilization system, can alleviate the water shortage.

What can we do to reduce waterlogging

Each region has different characteristics,rainwater utilization projects should be adapted to local conditions, In combination with local development needs, geographical features and so on, to make effective plans. Mainly based on rainwater infiltration, adopt the principle of recycling in place to recycling raiwnater, finally achive rainwater infiltration, reduce waterlogging, reach the purpose of effective use of rainwater.

Low Elevation Greenbelt

Road paved area and ringgreen should give priority to recessed design, if lawn higher than ground, the rain can’t permeate in time, they will inflow into drains in vain, low elevation greenbelt can collect rainwater temporary, when it rains, even can’t permeate in time, also can save 10 centimeter rainwater, then infiltrate into ground slowly.

Rainwater Detention Tank

The other important factor of urban drainage mitigation are rivers and lakes, they having a natural reservoir function. However, the phenomenon of urban constructions occupied rive and lake area is very common. Each building, greenland, community can keep the rain— Build Rainwater Detention Tank. What’s more, the tank should have permeation function as far as possible. So when it is peak rainfall period, it can help to reduce drainage stress and recharge the groundwater, increase available water resources.

Green Roofs

It means plant on the roof of the building, form a comprehensive ecosystem. Green roof can reduce the volume of roof rainwater runoff effectively. Part of the roof is covered with plants, roof drainage can be substantially reduced, Leiyuan Drainage Board is special design for Green roofs, it could storage the rainwater for plant growth, also can help to reduce roof drainage stress.

Permeable Pavement

Use porous asphalt pavement and Permeable tile to pave the road, increase its permeability and breathability, let rainwater infiltrate into subsurfacr soil promptly, reduce flood peak and erosion, conserve local water supplies, improving regional ecological environment.

Rainwater Utilization

GS-Tanks Rainwater Harvesting System can collect the rainwater from ground and rooftop, by discarding and simple filtering, the water can be used for miscellaneous water, save tap water, reduce water treatment cost. And supply for landscaping irrigation, recharge for underground water.

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What We Need When Designing a Soakaway

On this article we try to answer the following questions:
What is a soakaway exactly? What materials are required? How long should the work take?
What is a Soakaway?
A soakaway is a large hole dug approximately 5 meters away from the property, it is usually located under a lawn, patio or driveway. Soakways are filled with either large bits of debris such as bricks and hardcore or a modern plastic crate, more technically known as a “Modular Cell Drainage System”.
Rainwater either from a roof gutter or from a surface drainage channel is piped into the soakaway crate, the void fills up with water and this gradually “soaks way” into the ground.

Soakaways are only used for rainwater and not human waste.

Why install a new soakway?

There are several reasons why you may want(or need) a new soakaway:
1.Soakaway sometimes become blocked with roots, leaves, roof moss and mud. They occasionally collapse due to weight(cars, lorries, concrete, tarmac etc) placed above them.
2.If you have an extension built on your house, the extra rainwater from the additional roof area may be too much for your existing soakaway to cope with.
3.Current building regulations state that when having a new driveway or patio laid, you must allow for the adequate drainage of surface rainwater within the boundaries of your property. A soakaway is an answer to this.

Now let’s see what we need when installing a soakaway with plastic crates.

Soakaway Crate with Columnar Design to Ensure High Void Ratio


Underground Rainwater Pipe
Pipe Bend
Inlet for Rainwater From Guttering


It should take just over half a day for two people to dig up an existing soakaway in a lawn or flowerbed and lay a new one.

If the soakaway is located under a driveway or patio then it will take significantly longer as large parts of the driveway will need to be lifted and laid again afterwards. Block paving, patio slabs, concrete and tarmac can all take extra time (and cost) to repair afterwards.

The cost of material should be various depend on different areas and the applications. For further information, please visit our website. www.greengrassgrid.com.

Differences between PP rainwater tanks and concrete tank

The differences between PP rainwater tanks and concrete reservoir are mainly manifested in 7 aspects:material, service life, transportation, construction, duration, cost, environmental protection.
Disadvantages of concrete tank
1. The construction process is complex, the process is more (formwork, tied steel bars, the pouring, the maintenance, etc.), the construction period is long.And the construction is affected by the season and weather.
2. Due to the requirements of structure and construction process, the conditions of the construction site are required.
3. Low load on the tank surface, which cannot be used twice.
4.heavy weight,easy to produce uneven settlement.
5.Poor crack resistance, easy to produce leakage.
6.Once the concrete structure is damaged, it is difficult to repair and reinforce concrete structure.
7.The material can not be recycled after being abandoned, causing secondary pollution to the environment.
Advantages of PP rainwater harvesting tank

1.Flexible design:It is designed with standard modules and can be designed into various irregular shapes and sizes according to the project.
2.Large capacity:95% hollow space and large storage space.
3.Fast installation:Able to assemble quickly without tools, drastically reducing workload.
4.Easy construction:Reduce 30% of excavation and transportation,and 60% backfill volume.
5.Short periods:It can be backfilled on the same day of excavation.
6.Save space:PP rainwater tank modules can be installed underground,they won’t occupy overground space,nor influence landscape effects as well.
7.Clean water:The rainwater enters the underground water tank then discards and filter impurities.It has enough aerobic activity space in the module.

Which Kind Of Rainwater Tank Is The Best Choice For You

There is an existing problem to deal with if you intend to install a rainwater harvesting system. You have to make a decision before you purchase rainwater tanks: which type of tanks is best for RWH System?
Here are some common types differing in material:
1.Concrete tank: it’s heavy and usually buried underground. It can cost a lot to excavate and install the tank.
2.Fiberglass tank: it’s solider and stronger than the concrete one. But you have to admit that it’s also more expensive. Besides, it needs extensive labor resource when installed.
3.Metal tank: this is lighter and easier to install than the above two, as well as cheaper. However, if you use the rainwater to drink, the metal tank is not a good alternative. As the metal can be eroded, the water inside is dangerous for your body.

4.Plastic tank: it’s more common and popular for its quality and price. It can be used for many years and when installing the plastic tanks, you don’t need to spend a lot on the labor cost.
The rainwater harvesting tanks of Leiyuan are made from 100% recycled PP. The simple modular design and underground installation make them cost saving and space saving. What’s more, they barely need post-maintenance after installation which can save the maintenance cost, too.
After soaking in water, the rainwater harvesting tanks have no significant change and they’re odorless with strong property of anti-acid-alkali. The service life can reach up to 40 years.

So do you have any ideas after researching these types of rainwater tanks? If you are looking for a cost effective one, the plastic tank is your first choice. Then, if you want a not only cost saving but also long working life one, the rainwater tank of Leiyuan(GS-TANKS) is your foremost option.
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How to avoid poor quality rainwater harvesting modules

With the development of the sponge city, the demand of underground rainwater harvesting modules is also increasing, now there are many different kinds, different quality  modules in the market. Poor quality product not only easily damaged, but also cause serious problem like surface subsidence, need cost more to maintenance.
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Here are several points to teach you how to choose right rainwater harvesting modules — LEIYUAN GS-Tanks

1.Production Strength. With 20 large advanced injection molding machines, regularly maintenance and replace them to ensure product quality as well as quantity.
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2.Raw Material. Underground water collection tanks made of 100% high-quality recycled PP, characterized in no precipitates under water immersion, no off-smell, super strong acid resistance and strong alkaline resistance.
3.Quality Control. From material selection to shipment, each process has a specially-assigned person.
4.Quality Testing. GS-Tanks certified by CE, ISO 9001:2008 standard and USA TRI institution. Multiple inspection, product quality can meet the using standard in various markets.
What’s more, CREEP TEST shows that GS-Tanks service life can reach more than 40 years.
Choose right rainwater harvesting modules—GS-Tanks will bring you long term benefit, more information please visit greengrassgrid.com.

Paddock grids are necessary for you and your horse

Do you warry about your dear horses getting injured when the ground is uneven and muddy? Or are you puzzled by the sticky soil in your horse paddock after the rainy days? Let horse paddock grids help you to solve these problems.
GSGRIDs of Leiyuan company are designed to deal with the muddy areas and make the ground of paddocks and other places, like riding arenas, open stables and lunging arenas, clean and flat.
Plastic horse paddock grids are non-toxic and environmental friendly. They are made from extremely durable and high-quality HDPE with high load capacity. And they are elastic and easy to install. The no-mud paddock grids have the unique and firm connected accessories as well as a fixed edging system which can ensure the stable installation. Also, GSGRIDs are weatherproof. They can be used whether it’s in sunny, rainy, wet or dry days. What’s more, it’s guaranteed that these plastic paddock grids have a long service life of more than 10 years. They need minimal maintenance so you don’t battle with the nonexistant complex post-maintenance.


If you install GSGRIDs on your paddock ground, you’ll truly realize the benefits they bring to you and your horses. You’ll forget the muddy problem permanently and no longer to care if your horses will fall down and get hurt after the bad weather days. Paddock grids of Leiyuan company are ideal to sovle the muddy paddock problem and they are useful for the walkways as well. Once you pave them on the walkways, your feet are protected from getting hurt and from the sticky soil in constant rainfall.


Welcome to visit our website www.greengrassgrid.com to get more detail information about plastic paddock grids. Hope you can sovle the muddy problem and both you and your horses can enjoy the safety and joy permanently.