Improve sustainability by harnessing rain water

Improve sustainability by harnessing rain water

It’s not only natural disasters that have highlighted many New Zealanders’ reliance on mains water systems in the past few years, but preventable disasters too...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

It’s not only natural disasters that have highlighted many New Zealanders’ reliance on mains water systems in the past few years, but preventable disasters too; the campylobacter contamination of Havelock North’s water supply caused many to seek out alternative water supply systems, while in the Bay of Plenty floods cut off water supply to hundreds and in Wellington earthquakes have prompted council to subsidise a self-supply water collection tank programme.

Marley’s Nigel Montgomery says these events illustrate how important it is to consider a back-up supply system. “If for some reason something was to happen to your mains supply, The Marley Twist® rainwater diverter allows you to connect a downpipe directly to a tank, so you have that emergency back-up supply already in place.”

Twist is designed to turn a single downpipe into a tap, easily redirecting water to a collection tank.

“It’s as much about the benefit and convenience of having free water for your garden as it is about having water for back up” says Nigel.

Twist comes in a simple two-piece mechanism, you twist the top ‘on’, and that allows a portion of the water that comes down your downpipe to flow to a small collection tank. It provides a supplementary water supply that can be used for the garden, pets, fish pond or pool and it conforms to the AS/NZS: 4020 standard for potable water quality.

“In a constant moderate rainfall you can fill a 300 Litre tank in about an hour – that really gives you a feel for how much water you’ve been wasting.”

The product comes with a stick-on cutting template, so any homeowner can install it. You apply the template and install the two downpipe clips (supplied with the Twist) 200mm above and below it. Then you simply saw along the red lines on the template to remove that section of downpipe, slide the top unit up the downpipe, put the bottom unit on the bottom cut and slide the top unit back down and connect. Simple. There’s no glue required, Twist carries the trusted Marley 15-year guarantee, and is designed for Marley’s popular RP80® downpipe system.

Collecting rain water for supplementary use not only reduces the water bill but has the added advantage of relieving pressure on the mains water systems.

The Marley Curve® is an effective and stylish solution for removing debris before it hits the stormwater system. It also helps reduce sediment build up in tank systems, thereby improving water quality.

“Curve is self-shedding – it sheds leaves and debris from an innovative screen design so that they don’t go through to stormwater systems or tanks. In testing Curve achieved 99 per cent water retention – a positive improvement on prior systems.”

The importance of protecting the stormwater system is so significant that as part of sustainability initiatives, many developments in urban areas now require debris diverters be fitted to homes to help maintain the efficacy of retention and detention tanks.

“Whether that’s retaining water for flushing the toilet and running the washing machine or detaining water before it’s released into the stormwater system - it all helps reduce pressure on infrastructure,” says Nigel.

Marley’s Curve is as much about providing good quality drinking water in rural areas and city fringes as it is about stormwater management in urban areas. And like Twist, Curve can be easily installed with the cutting template and downpipe clips provided, it carries the Marley 15 year guarantee and is designed to fit Marley’s RP80® downpipe system. With the increasing pressure on infrastructure due to new developments, improving sustainability by harnessing rain water, as well as cleaning up stormwater is becoming crucial for all homeowners, whether on mains or tank water systems.

Want to know more about creating the optimum sound system in your project? Be sure to visit Marley on ArchiPro today or visit the Auckland or Christchurch offices to learn more.

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Improve sustainability by harnessing rain water

It’s not only natural disasters that have highlighted many New Zealanders’ reliance on mains water systems in the past few years, but preventable disasters too...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

It’s not only natural disasters that have highlighted many New Zealanders’ reliance on mains water systems in the past few years, but preventable disasters too; the campylobacter contamination of Havelock North’s water supply caused many to seek out alternative water supply systems, while in the Bay of Plenty floods cut off water supply to hundreds and in Wellington earthquakes have prompted council to subsidise a self-supply water collection tank programme.

Marley’s Nigel Montgomery says these events illustrate how important it is to consider a back-up supply system. “If for some reason something was to happen to your mains supply, The Marley Twist® rainwater diverter allows you to connect a downpipe directly to a tank, so you have that emergency back-up supply already in place.”

Twist is designed to turn a single downpipe into a tap, easily redirecting water to a collection tank.

“It’s as much about the benefit and convenience of having free water for your garden as it is about having water for back up” says Nigel.

Twist comes in a simple two-piece mechanism, you twist the top ‘on’, and that allows a portion of the water that comes down your downpipe to flow to a small collection tank. It provides a supplementary water supply that can be used for the garden, pets, fish pond or pool and it conforms to the AS/NZS: 4020 standard for potable water quality.

“In a constant moderate rainfall you can fill a 300 Litre tank in about an hour – that really gives you a feel for how much water you’ve been wasting.”

The product comes with a stick-on cutting template, so any homeowner can install it. You apply the template and install the two downpipe clips (supplied with the Twist) 200mm above and below it. Then you simply saw along the red lines on the template to remove that section of downpipe, slide the top unit up the downpipe, put the bottom unit on the bottom cut and slide the top unit back down and connect. Simple. There’s no glue required, Twist carries the trusted Marley 15-year guarantee, and is designed for Marley’s popular RP80® downpipe system.

Collecting rain water for supplementary use not only reduces the water bill but has the added advantage of relieving pressure on the mains water systems.

The Marley Curve® is an effective and stylish solution for removing debris before it hits the stormwater system. It also helps reduce sediment build up in tank systems, thereby improving water quality.

“Curve is self-shedding – it sheds leaves and debris from an innovative screen design so that they don’t go through to stormwater systems or tanks. In testing Curve achieved 99 per cent water retention – a positive improvement on prior systems.”

The importance of protecting the stormwater system is so significant that as part of sustainability initiatives, many developments in urban areas now require debris diverters be fitted to homes to help maintain the efficacy of retention and detention tanks.

“Whether that’s retaining water for flushing the toilet and running the washing machine or detaining water before it’s released into the stormwater system - it all helps reduce pressure on infrastructure,” says Nigel.

Marley’s Curve is as much about providing good quality drinking water in rural areas and city fringes as it is about stormwater management in urban areas. And like Twist, Curve can be easily installed with the cutting template and downpipe clips provided, it carries the Marley 15 year guarantee and is designed to fit Marley’s RP80® downpipe system. With the increasing pressure on infrastructure due to new developments, improving sustainability by harnessing rain water, as well as cleaning up stormwater is becoming crucial for all homeowners, whether on mains or tank water systems.

Want to know more about creating the optimum sound system in your project? Be sure to visit Marley on ArchiPro today or visit the Auckland or Christchurch offices to learn more.

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Marley New Zealand is a plastics manufacturing company, producing extruded and injection moulded PVC and polyethylene products for the New Zealand rainwater,...

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Improve sustainability by harnessing rain water

Improve sustainability by harnessing rain water

It’s not only natural disasters that have highlighted many New Zealanders’ reliance on mains water systems in the past few years, but preventable disasters too...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

It’s not only natural disasters that have highlighted many New Zealanders’ reliance on mains water systems in the past few years, but preventable disasters too; the campylobacter contamination of Havelock North’s water supply caused many to seek out alternative water supply systems, while in the Bay of Plenty floods cut off water supply to hundreds and in Wellington earthquakes have prompted council to subsidise a self-supply water collection tank programme.

Marley’s Nigel Montgomery says these events illustrate how important it is to consider a back-up supply system. “If for some reason something was to happen to your mains supply, The Marley Twist® rainwater diverter allows you to connect a downpipe directly to a tank, so you have that emergency back-up supply already in place.”

Twist is designed to turn a single downpipe into a tap, easily redirecting water to a collection tank.

“It’s as much about the benefit and convenience of having free water for your garden as it is about having water for back up” says Nigel.

Twist comes in a simple two-piece mechanism, you twist the top ‘on’, and that allows a portion of the water that comes down your downpipe to flow to a small collection tank. It provides a supplementary water supply that can be used for the garden, pets, fish pond or pool and it conforms to the AS/NZS: 4020 standard for potable water quality.

“In a constant moderate rainfall you can fill a 300 Litre tank in about an hour – that really gives you a feel for how much water you’ve been wasting.”

The product comes with a stick-on cutting template, so any homeowner can install it. You apply the template and install the two downpipe clips (supplied with the Twist) 200mm above and below it. Then you simply saw along the red lines on the template to remove that section of downpipe, slide the top unit up the downpipe, put the bottom unit on the bottom cut and slide the top unit back down and connect. Simple. There’s no glue required, Twist carries the trusted Marley 15-year guarantee, and is designed for Marley’s popular RP80® downpipe system.

Collecting rain water for supplementary use not only reduces the water bill but has the added advantage of relieving pressure on the mains water systems.

The Marley Curve® is an effective and stylish solution for removing debris before it hits the stormwater system. It also helps reduce sediment build up in tank systems, thereby improving water quality.

“Curve is self-shedding – it sheds leaves and debris from an innovative screen design so that they don’t go through to stormwater systems or tanks. In testing Curve achieved 99 per cent water retention – a positive improvement on prior systems.”

The importance of protecting the stormwater system is so significant that as part of sustainability initiatives, many developments in urban areas now require debris diverters be fitted to homes to help maintain the efficacy of retention and detention tanks.

“Whether that’s retaining water for flushing the toilet and running the washing machine or detaining water before it’s released into the stormwater system - it all helps reduce pressure on infrastructure,” says Nigel.

Marley’s Curve is as much about providing good quality drinking water in rural areas and city fringes as it is about stormwater management in urban areas. And like Twist, Curve can be easily installed with the cutting template and downpipe clips provided, it carries the Marley 15 year guarantee and is designed to fit Marley’s RP80® downpipe system. With the increasing pressure on infrastructure due to new developments, improving sustainability by harnessing rain water, as well as cleaning up stormwater is becoming crucial for all homeowners, whether on mains or tank water systems.

Want to know more about creating the optimum sound system in your project? Be sure to visit Marley on ArchiPro today or visit the Auckland or Christchurch offices to learn more.

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