Harvesting Rainwater—Good For The Wallet And Beneficial To The Environment

Harvesting rainwater is a conservation method that may reduce municipal water consumption. Harvested water can be stored in a collection tank that is either set up near your home or located across your property. 

Water Waste

Water that is acquired through a local municipality costs the average homeowner or business owner a considerable amount of money each year. Freshwater that is filtered is used for bathing, cooking, cleaning, and gardening. Unfortunately, water is wasted each day and this could drive up costs or result in a water shortage.

Water that is going to be consumed or used to clean surfaces should be contaminant-free. Wasting fresh water to flush toilets or irrigate crops, however, does not make much sense. Rainwater does not contain chlorine and other harmful contaminants. Rainwater can effectively be used for any applications that freshwater is used for.

Water Management

A smart water management plan will consist of consulting with an environmentalist who installs green products. A dry-water harvesting system will involve the use of a large canister and plumbing. This type of canister can be set up alongside a home or a garage. As water runs down the side of the roof, it will collect within the gutters.

Plumbing components that are attached to a dry=-water harvesting system will divert the water and transport it to the canister. An end-user can keep track of how much water they have collected. A pump and additional plumbing can be used to direct water to the areas where it will be utilized.

A wet water harvesting system will use a large storage tank that is set up remotely. This type of tank is designed to hold a substantial volume of water. Water that enters gutters will be routed to the downspouts that are attached to a gutter system. A wet system will contain underground plumbing that will attach directly to the end of each downspout.

A wet harvesting system can be used to collect water from multiple access points. All of the plumbing that is attached to a wet tank will be concealed underground. A pressurized pump and plumbing components will need to be attached to a tank's outlet valve.

The person who installs a smart harvesting system will help a consumer determine the best way to use the water that is collected. Rainwater will be filtered when it enters a tank. It will be safe for consumption and everyday use, both within a household or outdoors.

For more information, contact a local company like WaterSignal.