GB2286849A - Water saving system - Google Patents

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GB2286849A
GB2286849A GB9403218A GB9403218A GB2286849A GB 2286849 A GB2286849 A GB 2286849A GB 9403218 A GB9403218 A GB 9403218A GB 9403218 A GB9403218 A GB 9403218A GB 2286849 A GB2286849 A GB 2286849A
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Sonia Myfanwy Langford
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E03WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE
    • E03BINSTALLATIONS OR METHODS FOR OBTAINING, COLLECTING, OR DISTRIBUTING WATER
    • E03B3/00Methods or installations for obtaining or collecting drinking water or tap water
    • E03B3/02Methods or installations for obtaining or collecting drinking water or tap water from rain-water
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E03WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE
    • E03BINSTALLATIONS OR METHODS FOR OBTAINING, COLLECTING, OR DISTRIBUTING WATER
    • E03B1/00Methods or layout of installations for water supply
    • E03B1/04Methods or layout of installations for water supply for domestic or like local supply
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E03WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE
    • E03BINSTALLATIONS OR METHODS FOR OBTAINING, COLLECTING, OR DISTRIBUTING WATER
    • E03B1/00Methods or layout of installations for water supply
    • E03B1/04Methods or layout of installations for water supply for domestic or like local supply
    • E03B1/041Greywater supply systems
    • E03B2001/047Greywater supply systems using rainwater
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02ATECHNOLOGIES FOR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02A20/00Water conservation; Efficient water supply; Efficient water use
    • Y02A20/108Rainwater harvesting

Abstract

The water saving system consists of a collection tank (13) and a storage tank (16) and means for collecting, filtering, and transfering rainwater to the storage tank for domestic use. <IMAGE>

Description

THE WATER SAVING SYSTEM THIS INVENTION RELATES TO A SYSTEM TO COLLECT AND UTILISE RAIN WATER.
MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF DRINKING WATER ARE WASTED OVER THE YEARS BY USING IT TO FLUSH TOILETS.FOR HOUSEHOLDS AND BUSINESS PREMISES FITTED WITH A WATER METER, IT CAN BE VERY EXPENSIVE.AS BRITAIN HAS A HIGH LEVEL OF RAINFALL1 IT SEEMS THE IDEAL PLACE TO HAVE AN INVENTION TO USE SOME OF THE RAINWATER NORMALS WASTED DOWN THE DRAIN TO FLUSH TOILETS, AND VIA FURTHER CLEANSING AND FILTRATION, OTHER DOMESTIC pTs pOSES.
ACCOPsDING TO THE PRESENT INVENTION THERE IS PROVIDED A SYSTEM DESIGNED TO COLLECT AND USE RAI.ÁTER TO FLUSH TOILETS.COMPRISING A COLLECTION TANK,A STORAGE TANK1 MEANS FOR TRANSFERING WATER FROM THE COLLECTION TANK TO THE STORAGE TANK, MEANS FOR CONTROLING WATER LEVELS, THE STORAGE TANK BEING ADAPTED TO AUTOMATICALY REVERT TO MAINS WATER IN PERIODS OF LOW RAINFALL.
A SPECIFIC EMBODIMENT OF THE INVENTION WILL NOW BE DESCRIBED BY WAY OF EXAMPLE WITH REFERENCES TO THE ACCOMPAWYING DRAWINGS IN WHICH: FIGURE 1 SHOWS THE STORAGE'TANK AND THE COLLECTION TANK IN POSITION ON A BUILDING,USING MAINS WATER SUPPLY.
FIGURE 2 ILLUSTRATES THE FLOW OF P'JMPED RAIN WATER AFTER RAINFALL.
FIGURE 3 SHOWS THE SYSTEM FILLED TO CAPACITY.
FIGURE 4 SHOWS THE SYSTEM USING MAINS WATER, INSTALLED IN A PROPERTY WHERE THE STORAGE TANK CAN BE PLACED LOWER IN HEIGHT THAN THE COLLECTION TANK THEREFORE ALLOWING RAIN WATER TO FLOW BY GRAVITY AND NOT NEEDING TO BE PUMPED.
FIGURE 5 ILLUSTRATES THE GRAVITATIONAL FLOW OF RAIN WATER AFTER RAINFALL.
FIGURE 6 SHOWS THE SYSTEM FILLED TO CAPACITY.
MECHANICALY FED SYSTEM.
REFFERING TO THE DRAWINGS,AS RAIN FALLS ONTO THE SLOPING ROOF OF A PROPERTY,IT COLLECTS IN THE GUTTERING AND FLOWS ALONG TO AND DOWN THE DRAINPIPE 12.BY MEANS OF CUTTING A SECTION OF PIPE AWAY AND INSTALLING A COLLECTION TANK 13 RAIN WATER IS COLLECTED AND STORED IN SMALL QUANTITIES AT THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING.WHEN THE WATER RISES TO A SUITABLE LEVEL, IT ACTIVATES A WATER PRESSURE SWITCH 14 AND SENDS A SIGNAL TO A WATER PUMP 15 TO RUN FOR A SET TIME TO EMTY THE TANK 13 INTO A LARGE STORAGE TANK 16 IN THE LOFT.
WHEN THE TANK 16 IN THE LOFT IS FULL, IT DISABLES THE PUMP BY MEANS OF A MICRO SWITCH 17 CONNECTED TO A FLOATING BALL VALVE 18.THE PUMP 15 CAN BE MAINS POWERED OR SOLAR POWERED, NOT SHOWN.FILTERS 19 ARE INCORPORATED ALONG THE WAY TO STOP LEAVES AND RUBBISH CLOGGING THE SYSTEM.A TRAP DOOR 20 IS USED PERIODICALY CLEAN OUT THE TANK 13 OF SEDIMENT BY LEAVING IT OPEN WHILE IT IS RAINING.IF THERE IS NO RAIN FOR SOME TIME AND THE TANK 16 IN THE LOFT BECOMES LOW ON WATER,ANOTHER BALL VALVE 21 CONNECTED TO THE MAINS WATER SUPPLY 22 WILL AUTOMATICALY OPEN TO KEEP THE WATER IN THE TANK AT A MINIMUM LEVEL.THE EXISTING MAINS WATER SUPPLY TO THE TOILET CISTERN IS BLOCKED OFF,AND REPLACED WITH THE SUPPLY OF WATER IN THE TANK 16.EXISTING PIPES CAN BE USED AS LONG AS THEY ARE BLOCKED OFF TO THE MAINS WATER SUPPLY.
GRAVITY FED SYSTEM WHERE IT IS POSSIBLE TO INSTALL A WATER TANK AT A LOWER HEIGHT THAN THE COLLECTION TANK,KND A HIGHER POSITION THAN THE TCILET CISTERN, THE GRAVITY FED SYSTEM HAS THE ADVANTAGES OF BEING CHEAPER AND SIMPLER TO INSTAL AND MAINTAIN.SOME BUILDINGS CAN BE ADAPTED TO ACCEPT A TANK WITHOUT TOO MANY PROBLEMS.COMERCIAL PROPERTTES COULD GREATLY BEBEFIT.SMALLER HOUSES COULD USE THE TOP HALF OF AN AIRING CUPBOARD TO HOUSE THE TANK.NEW HOUSES COULD HAVE A PURPOSE DESIGNED SPACE.
AS WITH THE MECHANICAL SYSTEM,THE RAIN WATER IS COLLECTED IN THE COLLECTION TANK 13 ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING.
IT IS CONNECTED BY MEANS OF A PIPE TO THE LARGER TANK 15.
AS THE WATER LEVEL RISES WHEN IT RAINS,IT FLOWS TO THE LARGER TANK 16 BY MEANS OF GRAVITY.WHEN THE LARGE TANK 16 IS FULL,A BALLCOCK 23 CLOSES THE SUPPLY OF RAIN WATER CAUSING ANY SURPLUS WATER IN THE SMALL COLLECTION TANK 13 TO OVERFLOW INTO THE DRAINPIPE 12.AS WITH THE MECHANICAL SYSTEM THE WATER LEVEL IS NOT ALLOWED TO FALL BEYOND THE MINIMUM LEVEL BY MEANS OF A BALLCK 21 CONNECTED TO THE MAINS WATER SUPPLY 22.
DETATCHED AND SEMI DETATCHED PROPERTIES CAN INCREASE THE SUPPLY OF RAINWATER TO THE SYSTEM BY FITTING THE COLLECTION TANK TO A WALL AT THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING,AND CONNECTING IT VIA ADDITIONAL GUTTERINGTO BOTH THE FRONT AND REAR OF THE BUILDING.

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I CTAIMS.
1, A WATER SAVING SYSTEM COMPRISING A STORAGE TANK, AND MEANS Or COLLECTING AND TRANSFER INC RAIN WATER TO THE SAID TANK FOR USE VIA PLUMBING,FOR DOMESTIC AND INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES.
2,A WATER SAVING SYSTEM AS CLAIMED IN CLAIM 1, WHEREIN BALL COCK VAI.VES ARE PROVIDED TO CONTROL THE LEVEL OF RAIN WATER STORED IN THE STORAGE TANK. THE TANK BEING ADAPTED TO REVERT TO MAINS WATER SUPPLY DURING PERIODS OF LOW RAINFALL.
3,A WATER SAVING SYSTEM AS CLAIMED IN CLAIM 1 OR CLAIM 2 WHEREIN A COLLECTION TANK IS PROVIDED TO COLLET RAIN WATER PRIOR TO TRANSFER TO STORAGE TANK.
4, A WATER SAVING SYSTEM AS CLAIMED IN CLAIM 2 OR CLAM 3 WHEREIN FILTERS ARE PROVIDED TO CLEAN THE RAIN WATER BEFORE USE.
5, A WATER SAVING SYSTEM AS CLAIMED IN CLAIM 4 WHEREIN A PUMP IS PROVIDED IF NECESSARY TO TRANSFER RAIN WATER TO THE STORAGE TANK.
,A WATER SAVING SYSTEM SUBSTANTIALLY AS DESCRIBED HEREIN WITH REFERENCE TO FIGURES 1 TO 4 OF THE ACCOMPANYING DRAWINGS.
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GB2302904A (en) * 1995-07-01 1997-02-05 Thomas Gilligan Water saving system
GB2304780A (en) * 1995-08-29 1997-03-26 Stephen Arthur Bannocks Water recirculation system and storage tank for use therein
GB2328471A (en) * 1997-07-05 1999-02-24 Alan Sanderson Water supply assembly
GB2329213A (en) * 1997-09-12 1999-03-17 Dennis Peter Graham Domestic water recycling tank
GB2344132A (en) * 1998-11-25 2000-05-31 Brian Leslie Nicholas Rainwater collection and supply
US6818127B1 (en) * 2002-03-22 2004-11-16 James L. Ketrow Rain collection system
AU2003203990B2 (en) * 2002-05-06 2007-05-24 Ronald Hugh Fitzpatrick Concealed tanks for the collection and storage of rainwater
GB2433544A (en) * 2005-12-22 2007-06-27 Robert George Apparatus for providing seamless fluid supply from multiple sources, together with a float valve and a switching valve
GB2437527A (en) * 2006-04-24 2007-10-31 Ian Shephard Rainwater augmented domestic low-pressure water supply
WO2009133405A1 (en) * 2008-05-02 2009-11-05 Nigel O'driscoll Rainwater harvesting system
WO2012146760A1 (en) * 2011-04-29 2012-11-01 Enspire Renewable Technologies Limited A rain harvesting apparatus
GB2494433A (en) * 2011-09-08 2013-03-13 David Davis Rainwater-fed toilet system
US11230828B2 (en) 2018-12-07 2022-01-25 Whirlpool Corporation Precipitation reclamation storage system for use in a structure

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GB2220223A (en) * 1988-06-28 1990-01-04 Jack Long Rainwater catchment apparatus
GB2242926A (en) * 1990-01-26 1991-10-16 John Kelly Water storage system

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GB2220223A (en) * 1988-06-28 1990-01-04 Jack Long Rainwater catchment apparatus
GB2242926A (en) * 1990-01-26 1991-10-16 John Kelly Water storage system

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2302904A (en) * 1995-07-01 1997-02-05 Thomas Gilligan Water saving system
GB2304780A (en) * 1995-08-29 1997-03-26 Stephen Arthur Bannocks Water recirculation system and storage tank for use therein
GB2304780B (en) * 1995-08-29 1997-09-17 Stephen Arthur Bannocks Water recirculation system
GB2328471A (en) * 1997-07-05 1999-02-24 Alan Sanderson Water supply assembly
GB2329213A (en) * 1997-09-12 1999-03-17 Dennis Peter Graham Domestic water recycling tank
GB2344132A (en) * 1998-11-25 2000-05-31 Brian Leslie Nicholas Rainwater collection and supply
GB2344132B (en) * 1998-11-25 2000-11-22 Brian Leslie Nicholas Improvements in/or relating to the collection and use of rainwater
US6818127B1 (en) * 2002-03-22 2004-11-16 James L. Ketrow Rain collection system
AU2003203990B2 (en) * 2002-05-06 2007-05-24 Ronald Hugh Fitzpatrick Concealed tanks for the collection and storage of rainwater
GB2433544A (en) * 2005-12-22 2007-06-27 Robert George Apparatus for providing seamless fluid supply from multiple sources, together with a float valve and a switching valve
GB2433544B (en) * 2005-12-22 2010-10-27 Robert George Apparatus for providing seamless fluid supply from multiple sources
GB2437527A (en) * 2006-04-24 2007-10-31 Ian Shephard Rainwater augmented domestic low-pressure water supply
WO2009133405A1 (en) * 2008-05-02 2009-11-05 Nigel O'driscoll Rainwater harvesting system
WO2012146760A1 (en) * 2011-04-29 2012-11-01 Enspire Renewable Technologies Limited A rain harvesting apparatus
GB2494433A (en) * 2011-09-08 2013-03-13 David Davis Rainwater-fed toilet system
US11230828B2 (en) 2018-12-07 2022-01-25 Whirlpool Corporation Precipitation reclamation storage system for use in a structure

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