WISY Water Guidebook

Guide to intelligent rainwater harvesting

Here you find information related to

rainwater harvesting, water supply and water filtration.

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  • Cistern
  • Worth knowing
  • Private households
  • Residential buildings
  • Animal farming
  • Sports facilities
  • Assembly & Instructions
  • Garden maintenance
Installing a cistern - what you need to know
19.02.2024 · WISY AG

Installing a cistern - what you need to know

You have decided in favour of a rainwater harvesting system and now want to install the cistern. This raises the question of what needs to be considered during installation to ensure that the cistern fulfils its function properly and whether you need a permit to install the cistern. We have summarised the most important points for you in the following article.

The setup of a rainwater system
14.08.2023 · Paul Ahlers

The setup of a rainwater system

In average, about 120 litres of mains water are used per day and person. Shrinking groundwater ressources result in rising prices for tap water. Since tap water is of controlled quality it is sometimes too precious for many simple applications. A cost-effective and sustainable alternative to the use of groundwater and mains water supplies is the use of rainwater with the help of a rainwater system.

What is the diameter of my rainwater downpipe?
09.08.2023

What is the diameter of my rainwater downpipe?

To determine the diameter of your downpipe, measure at the height at which the rainwater filter is to be installed. In this way, you avoid determining an incorrect value for slightly conical downpipes.

How do I vent a submersible pump in the cistern?
09.08.2023 · Paul Ahlers

How do I vent a submersible pump in the cistern?

There are some things you can do wrong when venting a submersible pump. Here is how to do it right:

Rainwater for horses and livestock
15.06.2023 · Paul Ahlers

Rainwater for horses and livestock

Good water for healthy animals is very important. Especially in agriculture, animals need an adequate water supply. Learn how rainwater can contribute to this.

Rainwater harvesting for irrigation
15.06.2023 · Paul Ahlers

Rainwater for nurseries

Good rainwater for all plants. A reliable water supply is essential for commercial horticulture. Modern irrigation systems combine economical consumption and optimal nutrient transport with a sustainable water supply.

Reduce footprint
14.06.2023 · Paul Ahlers

How to reduce your Co₂ footprint with rainwater

Everyone can to benefit the environment. The CO2 footprint is an important sustainability indicator.

Infiltrate rainwater
14.06.2023 · Paul Ahlers

Direct Groundwater recharge or use of Rainwater first?

Rainwater can not only bring blessings. Too much of it quickly becomes a problem and can cause considerable damage through flooding. Consequently, protection from water and its rapid removal used to be at the forefront of urban planning.

WISY reduces the Standby consumption of the pump control
14.06.2023 · Paul Ahlers

WISY reduces the Standby consumption of the pump control

This is how WISY manages to reduce Standby consumption by 97 %. 

Use and save rainwater in the home and garden
06.06.2023 · Mitch Kuster

Use and save rainwater in the home and garden

Find out here how rainwater can be used to save tap water and money. Because not only tap water costs money, you also have to pay for the disposal of wastewater and rainwater.

Watering sports fields with the help of rainwater
31.05.2023 · Paul Ahlers

Watering sports fields with the help of rainwater

For many, sport is both a passion and a hobby. Countless hours are spent in individual training or with the team on the sports field or in the riding hall.

Decalcify flower water
04.05.2023 · Paul Ahlers

Removing lime from watering water

When watering plants, lime is a crucial factor.

Rainwater charges
01.05.2023 · Paul Ahlers

Rainwater charges: Costs for rainwater

The rainwater charge is a fee levied by many German municipalities to cover the costs of disposing of rainwater. Rainwater that falls on paved or built-up areas is usually considered wastewater and must be disposed of by the municipalities. The rainwater charge is based on the size of the paved or built-up area and the amount of precipitation that falls on that area.

Rainwater as service water
27.04.2023 · Paul Ahlers

Service water: definition and benefits

Water is the basis of life and the earth. Not only for humans, but also for nature and the environment, water is very precious. It provides essential resources for plants, animals and the environment. The daily use of water in private households makes it clear how important running water is. The definition of service water is simple. Service water is water  used in private, technical, commercial and agricultural activities for needs that do not require potable water quality. These are all applications where human consumption or body care is not involved.  Service water is not the same as drinking water.

Which water for plants
27.04.2023 · Paul Ahlers

Which water is best for plants and the garden?

Plants need water to grow and stay healthy. But not all water is equally suitable for watering plants and gardens.