When it rains you store. Rainwater harvesting a neglected source of clean water.
The harvesting of rainwater is the collection and storage of rain to reuse for flushing, irrigation, and with the proper treatment, drinking.
These systems have a surprisingly simple setup that diverts runoff to supplement water supply and wastewater systems such as the water that is used for plumbing.
Rainwater harvesters can also prevent erosion and damage to gutters, storm drains, and pavement by reducing overflow in basic home irrigation systems. Instead of the rainwater running off your gutters it is collected in a storage unit for later use.
What does a household rainwater harvesting unit look like?
What are the benefits?
Household rainwater collection is becoming increasingly popular as the desire to reduce water waste. The practice has been around for thousands of years. The practice is so effective, in Bermuda and The U.S. Virgin Islands, it is law that newly built houses must be equipped with a rainwater collection unit.
Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer. Check out our rain barrel collection in the water store!
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