Rainwater Harvesting Systems - Become a Water-wise homeowner
Rainwater Harvesting Systems are fast becoming the number one choice for homeowners who are looking for ways to make their homes more eco-friendly. It is an affordable method that is effortless and easy to maintain and allows you to reap the rewards. Here are 4 components that make rainwater harvesting systems work:
A catchment area is a space around your home that allows rainwater to flow onto or into a re-directing system. The most popular catchment method used to date is the roof of a home as it is already equipped for catching and directing rainwater.
A redirecting system mostly consists of downspouts and piping that conveys water to a storage facility. The further your storage facility lies from the catchment area, the more piping will you need. It is suggested that you keep the two as close as possible to each other. The shorter the distance the water needs to travel, the better it is for your system.
The most commonly used facility for storing water are tanks. There are various types of tanks available ranging in size and shape. These tanks are long-lasting and need little maintenance. Depending on your requirements, filtering systems can be installed that will improve the quality of your water.
An outlet system allows you to use the water in any way you need. If you want to use it for your home, it can be incorporated into your home’s plumbing system. This will allow you to use water in your kitchen and bathroom. If using your rainwater for irrigation, pipes can be installed to redirect water to your garden.
All pipes, fittings, filters, and water tanks are designed to be affordable, durable and safe. It is because of this, that rainwater harvesting systems have grown in popularity over the years. It is currently a water saving method that reduces the pressure on any city or town’s mainline water supply, thus providing a solution to long-term water security.
If you do not have a rainwater harvesting system in your home yet, then give us a call. We will help you determine what you need so you can be a water-wise homeowner.