Awareness for water resources preservation motivates the creation of laws to rainwater harvesting in Brazil; Service Stations is one of the segments involved.
The rainwater harvesting is a way already known for natural resources preservation and reduction of water expenses. Following some expectations of society, the Brazilian government began to encourage the practice of rainwater use, including the creation of laws; some of them are specific to service stations.
In 2010, the Executive approved the law 134/09, written by the city councilor Aline Mariano, which imposes Fuel Stations of Recife must install equipments to capture the rainwater for washing vehicles and other activities that do not require the use of potable water.
The author of the law said that water conservation should be a constant concern of everyone, because it is one of the planet’s most important assets. “Although Brazil is the first country in hydro availability in rivers in the world, pollution and misuse undertake this feature in several regions. The supply problems are directly related to demand growth, waste and uncontrolled urbanization. This project aims to capture rainwater and reuses it after use, avoiding thereby the waste.” said the author.
This is not the only law related to rainwater harvesting. Other Brazilian states also have implemented rules to capture, treat and use of this alternative source, which are not limited only to service stations.
Zeppini Ecoflex, a leader in developing and marketing solutions for environmental protection in service stations, presented the Pluvi System in 2009, a device that allows the use of rainwater in the daily activities of petrol stations.
The equipment performs three treatment steps in which include railing, filtering to remove even the smallest solid waste, and chlorination to eliminate germs and bacteria present in the water before releasing it for use in activities such as car, floor and common areas wash, watering of green areas, flushing toilets, among others.
The Pluvi System installation is easy and very simple to be done in new or existing constructions. The Pluvi also eliminates the constant need for cleaning and the entire process occurs automatically, which does not need an operator to make the system to work.
This solution is already being used in all Brazilian States and in more than 80 countries where the company operates. For more information about Pluvi System contact Zeppini Ecoflex team.