Rainwater harvesting is the ability used for capturing, storing and using rainwater for land irrigation and or purifying for home use. The rainwater is collected from a variety of hard surfaces such as rooftops, concrete steps and or other man made above ground hard surfaces. For a dry climate such as we have here in South Africa, rainwater collecting or harvesting can make a massive beneficial impact on the environment and your pocket.
Most rural homes have to source all their water on their property whether it’s drinking or landscape water, and rainwater normally provides a better quality household water supply than a dirty river, bore or even lake water. Rainwater harvesting is not just for rural areas even though it would benefit them most. Although urban homes may be supplied by a reticulated, treated water supply, rainwater collecting can significantly lower mains water usage and lower pressure on our dams.
What exactly are the benefits of rainwater harvesting? It can reduce water bills at the end of each month, supply an alternative water supply during water shedding periods and help maintain a colorful, beautiful garden. Additionally, depending on tank size and climate, rainwater collecting can reduce mains water use by almost a 100%. Rainwater harvesting also helps with storm water runoff, therefore helping to reduce local flooding and soil erosion.
Harvesting rainwater is an easy way of saving money and at the same time helping save water as this is a very important source and many take for granted, till the day come and Harvesting rainwater is an easy way of saving money and at the same time helping save water as this is a very important source and many take for granted, till the day come and we all suffer. Harvesting rainwater is the new way of saving lives! For more interesting articles visit TMI Irrigation Solutions