Sustainability expert Warren McLaren has highlighted The Leaf Eater Advanced from Rain Harvesting as a feature in his recent green building retrofit project.

After more than a decade of scrutinising and writing about environmentally sustainable design and building products for Infolink and BPN magazines, McLaren bravely turned the microscope on his own retrofit project to reveal his products of choice.

Mclaren used the Leaf Eater Advanced in the build for the filtration of rainwater which he in turn used variedly around the house to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly home.

“Rain Harvesting’s Advanced Leaf Eaters filter out gutter debris as precipitation is diverted to our 27,000 litre rainwater tank, and a Davey RainBank pumps rainwater from the tank to our Bosch front-load washing machine, laundry, toilet and yard taps irrigating our nine veggie beds and 30 fruit and nut trees,” he said.

Rain Harvesting says the Leaf Eater Advanced™ is the next generation Rain Head, featuring the new patented Clean Shield™ (single screen) technology and VH Pivot™ outlet.

The Leaf Eater Advanced™ Rain Head prevents debris from entering the Rain Harvesting system, improves water quality and reduces tank maintenance.

The single screen incorporates Clean Shield™ technology which deflects leaves and debris away from the flow of water.

This minimises maintenance and enhances catchment efficiency. This Rain Head incorporates a VH Pivot™ outlet that swivels to suit vertical or horizontal downpipes.

The Leaf Eater Advanced™ can also be used as a debris removing device even when rainwater is not being collected.

Features and Benefits

-Compact, versatile rain head for quick and easy installation

-Patented single screen technology for advanced debris shedding (Clean Shield™)

-Minimal maintenance

-Pivot the outlet to suit vertical or horizontal (rear outlet) downpipes – variety of installation options in one product (VH Pivot™ patent pending)

-High flow rate performance

-Superior catchment efficiency at low and high flow rates

-Single screen with 0.955mm aperture mosquito proof stainless steel mesh

-Available in 90mm or 100mm outlet

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