BG Servers has been involved in the recycling industry for over 23 years and has established itself as a recognised Drum Reconditioner providing drums & containers, grey water solutions, rain water solutions and the pumps and accessories that compliment these environmentally friendly processes.

What is a Rain Water Solution?

It’s the process of capturing rain water to supplement or replace your current water sources. The process involves redirecting water that falls on the roof gutters of a premises from the storm water drain to holding / storage tanks so the water can be re-used in the garden, swimming pool, to supplement the premises appliances (washing machines, dish washers, toilets etc) that use water. This reduces the amount of municipal or ground water (borehole) that needs to be used which in turn produces water cost savings & more importantly reduces the pressure on municipal (dam water) & underground water supply (if a well point or borehole is in place).

Is it a complicated process?

No, not at all. You use the current gutter infrastructure of the premises / home you want to collect from. You just redirect the downpipes that run into the storm water trap in the ground below into a holding / storage tank close to that down pipe. Gravity does the rest due to the fact the premises / home roof is generally above the top of the storage / holding tank.

The stored water can either be gravity fed onto the lawn or garden if you in a flat area or the use of a small pressure pump allows you to direct water into numerous areas including the feeding of your home supply.

Why use a pump over buckets or gravity feeding?

  • Greatly increases the speed at which you can move liquid from one place to another.
  • Saves energy & can prevent injury. The manual movement of liquid via buckets, drums etc can use much energy & if body posture is not correct lead to shoulder, back & other muscular injures.
  • Maintenance is minimal.
  • A pump won’t necessarily cost you an arm & a leg and depending on its size should not be power hungry (it's energy efficient).
  • Pumps can be automated for most applications saving time, effort & safe guarding the pump

How can BG Servers help you with a Rain Water Solution?

Both BG Servers directors have successfully been using rain water solutions at their own homes so have hands on experience of what may work & what may not.

BG Servers may not do installations but can advise the DIY shopper on how too or point the hands-off shopper in the direction of those who do installations.

BG Servers can advise and supply you with the most suitable system for your individual application.

BG Servers sells storage tanks / drums / buckets, fittings to make the connections, pumps to transfer rain water, various filters for removing solids etc, and the environmentally friendly treatment agents.

BG Servers has its own on-site technician so we can make up custom rain water & greywater kits / systems, do repairs or service pumps and accessories on site. – Can potentially save clients time & equip you with the knowledge on how to prevent further repairs down the road.

Offer pump rentals where necessary and can provide loan units where a situation requires it.

Being a small team allows for a more personal experience.

Rain water Harvesting Tips:

  • Not all gutter down pipes deliver the same volume of water so take the time to establish which have a greater flow. When it starts to rain take the time to walk round to inspect which down pipes start to flow 1st and which produce the greatest flow whilst raining. Target these for rain water capture. Certain downpipes can produce up to 5 times more water than others so POSITIONING of your collection points is key to getting the maximum amount of water from the roof.
  • Place a simple filter over end of down pipe before entering the storage tank to collect solids such as leaves, bird pooh etc before they enter the tank. After the rain allow to DRY in sun which makes emptying & cleaning them much easier.
  • The darker your storage tank the better as that prevents light reaching the water that creates algae. Darker the storage vessel the longer it will take to produce algae. Having them in a shady area is also a great help.
  • Planting creepers or plants that grow up against the storage tanks can transform them from something you wouldn’t want to see into a feature.
  • We have found that rain water tastes much better than municipal water, so consider filtering the water & add a biocide (kills any bacteria) and taste the difference for yourself.
  • For those who do not have gardens use the rain water for car washing, cleaning or just for the children to have some fun playing under a good old sprinkler or on a slip and slide.


if you looking to:

  • Sanitize
  • Save water
  • Filter water
  • Store water
  • Treat water
  • Re-use water
  • Extract water
  • Repair a pump
  • Transfer water
  • Rent a pump kit
  • Transport water
  • Pump rain water
  • Pump grey water
  • Collect rain water
  • Harvest rain water
  • Beat the water crisis
  • Recycle kitchen water
  • Reduce water account
  • Preserve natural resources
  • Recycle basin & shower water
  • Re-use household waste water
  • Recycle washing machine water

if you are looking for:

  • Jet pump
  • Pump kits
  • Water filters
  • Pump nipples
  • Water pumps
  • Booster pumps
  • Pump reducers
  • Pump adaptors
  • Pressure pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Well water pumps
  • Inline water pump
  • Submersible pumps
  • Garden water pumps
  • On site pump repairs
  • Rain water accessories
  • Grey water accessories
  • Water recycling mechanisms
  • Tank fittings and pump fittings
  • Water tanks, drums, buckets etc.
  • Water pumps, grey water pumps
  • Bio friendly water treatment products