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Water Butts FAQs
What is a water butt?

A water butt is a container used to collect and store rainwater from rooftops or other surfaces.

How does a water butt work?

A water butt collects rainwater through a downpipe connected to the gutter system. The water is stored in the butt until it is needed for various purposes like watering plants or washing outdoor surfaces.

Why should I use a water butt?

Using a water butt helps conserve water by utilising rainwater instead of relying solely on mains water supplies. It can save money on water bills and reduce strain on local water resources also.

How much water can a water butt hold?

The capacity of a water butt can vary, but common sizes range from 100 to 500 litres (26 to 132 gallons).

How do I install a water butt?

To install a water butt, position it under a downpipe connected to your gutter system. Ensure it has a secure base, and use a rainwater diverter or connector kit to direct water into the butt. Consider elevating it for easier access to the tap too.

Can I use a water butt for drinking water?

No, water from a water butt is not suitable for drinking, unless it undergoes proper filtration and treatment. It is typically used for non-potable purposes like watering plants, cleaning, or washing outdoor areas.