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With no mains water possible, we will be installing a rainwater harvester. (The harvester system is not the issue, as have done two, but with mains also available) I know we have to treat the water for drinking and for basins, showers, and baths, but not the first thing about how to do it. Then is it worth splitting the plumbing into treated and raw, to reduce the load on the treatment process? Wondering also if some harvesters are made of plastic that is not suitable.
Scottish Standards state Standard 2.13 Every building must be provided with a water supply for use by the fire and rescue service. 2.13.3 Alternative water supply Where no piped water supply is available, or there is insufficient pressure and flow in the water main, or an alternative arrangement is proposed, the alternative source of supply should be considered as appropriate by the fire and rescue service. As we are 2 miles from the road and have a private supply of 10 dribbles per second, can anyone advise? is it a problem or; Does the fireman think that it is a single house so no problem. Do we need a tank of water and how much to suggest? ( 1 or more IBC linked) There is a burn but it is wide and shallow and 70m away. 15m lower, so I think is no help. Actually well water supply is between 3 litres / minute now and 12 l/minute in winter, so no problem in supplying domestic water, but quantity and pressure, no.
Appreciate that this is old news but the Yorkshire Post (Yorkshire's National Newspaper!) ran an encouraging article in the farming section of Saturday's paper. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/relaxed-barn-conversion-rules-are-economic-boost-to-rural-areas-land-valuers-say-1-9080408