Data Centres & Water Use. Why Rainwater recovery from One Eight Filtration is so important

One Eight Filtration specialise in Rainwater recovery that can help reduce the demand created by data centres on municipal water supplies in several ways, Considering the available roof space and Ireland abundant climate, this available resource is not only a sustainable option, but also a financially viable option with strong ROI. Herein are the many ways in which our products can provide your goals.


  1. Reduced Potable Water Consumption: By using rainwater recovery for purposes such as cooling systems and facility maintenance, data centres can reduce their demand for potable water, easing the strain on municipal water supplies.
  2. Sustainability: It reduces reliance on traditional water sources, conserving precious freshwater resources and promoting environmental sustainability.
  3. Lower Environmental Impact: Decreasing the reliance on traditional water sources minimizes the environmental impact associated with water extraction, treatment, and distribution, thus reducing the overall ecological footprint of data centre operations.
  4. Highest water Quality: One Eights rainwater recovery will supply full potable water quality to the building with balance PH, zero chemicals, zero bacteria, zero limescale or any harmful elements directly to the building. The integration of a closed loop cooling allows the safe and efficient reuse of rainwater within the building.
  5. Resilience to Water Shortages: Having a supplementary water source from rainwater harvesting systems enhances the resilience of data centres during water shortages or disruptions in municipal water supply, ensuring continuous operation of critical infrastructure.
  6. Cost Savings: By using rainwater recovery instead of municipal water supplies, data centres can significantly reduce water expenses over time, leading to cost savings.
  7. Resilience: Rainwater recovery provides an additional water source, enhancing the resilience of data centre operations during water shortages or disruptions in municipal water supply.
  8. Regulatory Compliance: Utilising rainwater recovery systems can help data centres comply with increasingly stringent regulations related to water usage and conservation.
  9. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Implementing sustainable practices like rainwater recovery aligns with corporate social responsibility goals, enhancing the company’s reputation and appeal to environmentally conscious stakeholders.
  10. Straight forward retro-fit with NO interruption or disruption to existing infrastructure


Overall, integrating rainwater recovery into data centre design and operations can contribute to sustainability efforts and help alleviate the demand for water resources.