Water is precious and vital to all life on our planet but there is only a limited amount of it. Most of us don’t think about water. We all have bad habits when using water. These habits mean that we often use more water than we need and therefore waste it, without thinking of the impact. This is damaging to the environment and can have an effect on our utility bills. Water efficiency is about reducing waste and thinking about the water we all use, changing bad habits into good habits. Conserving water not only helps preserve the precious and limited resource, but in turn provides a variety of benefits.
Everyone can save money by saving water. Treating and supplying water requires a lot of energy with its associated carbon emissions of course. Therefore, saving water will reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment. Everyone can do their bit to help protect our environment by not wasting water. Using water wisely within a community will help to achieve an environmentally sensitive place for people to live.
TT ECO-350 Watering System
Ferns Tidy Towns have been struggling for years to properly water their plants and flowers around the village, especially in warm dry summer weather, with the result that they were not getting full value from their floral displays throughout the flowering months.
We worked alongside Ferns Tidy Towns to design and supply a bespoke, portable watering system to suit their watering needs, reduce water waste and make more efficient use of the rainwater collected in the water butts located at the community vegetable garden and other locations around the village.
The result was the TT ECO-350 watering system, the name inspired by the local Tidy Towns group but equally suitable for other community groups or individuals. The TT ECO-350 watering system gives you great flexibility in its operation and use. It allows you to fill the 350 litre tank from an external source such as a water butt, a rainwater harvesting storage unit or a natural spring for instance. For those with their own water well it can also be filled directly by hose through the filler cap on the tank but we do recommend using grey water whenever possible.
There are also several options as to how the system operates. It can pump:
directly from the external inlet to the hose outlet without using the tank storage (as shown in the image just above)
from the external inlet to the tank (filling the tank)
from the tank to the hose outlet (emptying the tank)
from the bottom of the tank to the top of the tank (for mixing purposes, handy for ensuring a good mix of liquid fertiliser for instance)
When pumping from the external inlet the supplied suction hose (with filter) is used. The hose used is wire reinforced PVC hose – specifically designed for vacuum/suction.
The tank is designed with internal baffles that limit water
movement when being transported in a vehicle. The tanks are manufactured from
semi-translucent medium-density polyethylene (MDPE) that is ideal for easily
checking the water level within the tank. The tank has a spring-vented filler
The pump is an on-demand marine grade pump with capacity to
pump up to 15 litres per minute and it is self priming. The pump is powered
through the cigarette lighter socket in your vehicle. The external inlet and
hose outlet use high quality stainless steel quick-connect couplings with stop
As well as the operating options outlined above the system can also be used to supply water for various applications, such as to a pressure washer for instance.
So, the TT ECO-350 watering system has several uses and is ideal for community groups such as Tidy Towns groups and Community Garden groups or individuals who want to conserve water by using it in a more efficient manner and avoid wasting it. Uses of the system include:
Solutions to suit your application
Other tank sizes and bespoke solutions are available and a mobile 110 litre wheeled unit with battery and optional solar panel is in development.
Please contact Eco Evolution for further details: info@EcoEvolution.ie
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