Oakwood Effect Water Butt
A stylish, classic wine vat Oakwood Effect Water Butt Barrel complete with a matching flat lid and easy-twist tap. An elegant design with authentic wooden barrel looks. This designer water butt will make an attractive garden feature.
The oakwood effect water butt is a great economy water butt option to begin rainwater harvesting at home. It can collect up to 130 Litres of rainwater. Used correctly, it will provide all the water you need to keep your garden alive throughout the long hot summer months. We recommend using a Gutter Diverter & Filter to collect and filter rainwater before it enters your water butt these can be bought separate on our site but are not a necessity.
Water supply restrictions and the water meter controversies can interfere with watering the garden in the summer months, using the rain collected from a water but is sustainable and eco-friendly. It doesn’t make sense to be using high quality treated drinking water on your garden or to wash your car. By investing in a Water butt you can have a beautiful, living garden with out feeling the guilt of wasting treated tap water.
You’ll also reduce your carbon footprint as each household has half a tonne of water delivered to their door every day. The energy costs associated with treating and pumping this water are huge.
Outdoor water use accounts for around 7% of the total water use, but in the summer this can rise to over 50% of peak demand. However, this is one of the easiest areas to save water as we don’t need to waste valuable tap water on our plants. Plus, plants actually prefer rainwater – it is better for them.
With ever increasing Irish water scarcity and restrictions this water butt has the added advantage of supplying 150 litres (re-filling) for domestic use in the event of mains water shortages. the use of water butts in Ireland is going to be of greater importance as the likelihood of further water supply interruptions increase with repairs to the ageing water pipe network.
Please note the gutter Diverter & filter and Water butt stand are not included in the price and can be bought as additional extras.