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UNDERSTANDING GROUND LEVELS

A Single Water Butt At Ground Level

In most cases this is ideal setup having level ground from your diverter to your water butt(s). Keeping your diverter slightly lower than the top of your water butt will mean that excess water will go back into your drainpipe and avoid overflowing your water butt.

As your water butt starts to fill, so will your RAINPOD and the water levels will always be the same. This is because this system relies on Gravity, also know as a gravity fed system.

Higher Ground Levels

This diagram shows what would happen if the water butt was positioned where the ground level was higher than RAINPOD position. The water in the water butt will only rise to the level of the rain water diverter.

In this scenario, you can simply raise the height of your rainwater diverter to just below the top of your connected water butts, extend the connecting pipe to your RAINPOD and keep RAINPOD as the normal level.

RAINPOD is a sealed unit so it doesn't really make a difference where you place it, as long as it is below the diverter.

Lower Ground Levels

This diagram shows what would happen if the water butt was positioned where the ground level was lower than RAINPODs position.

The water butt will fill up and overflow. In this scenario it is recommended to drilling a hole near the top of the water butt and attach an overflow pipe.

The water flow from the RAINPOD tap would be slower in this case due to the low water levels present.

Solution: If possible to raise up your water butts.