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RAINWATER HARVESTING

Posted by MARTIN PFAFF on

What is "RAINWATER HARVESTING"?

Rainwater harvesting (also called roof-water harvesting or - collection) involves the collection, storage and distribution from the roof, for use inside and outside the home or business.

How can Rainwater be used? 

For most rural communities rainwater is the only supply of water for human consumption, around 15% of New Zealanders rely on it for all requirements - drinking, cooking, bathing, laundry, toilet flushing through to watering the garden. This also applies for other communities around the world.

Nowadays, even when mains or reticulated water supplies are available to communities, many people choose to use rainwater that is collected from the roof and stored in tanks to supply their water requirements.

Rainwater is an ideal source for our water requirements and momentum behind rainwater harvesting is building.

Rainwater is a safe and sustainable water supply.

Rainwater that is captured and stored correctly is a safe, economical and sustainable source of quality water. Safety measures can be applied to the manner in which rainwater is captured, stored and dispensed. In fact some people argue that rainwater is safer than water supplied through mains or reticulated water systems.

Mains water is typically stored in buffer-tanks or dams, treated with chemicals such as chlorine or fluoride to kill of bacteria and make it "safe", and then pumped through a network of pipes throughout the community.

It makes sense to catch the rain that falls for free without chemicals.

Main benefits of using Rainwater.

Significant economic, social and environmental benefits can be achieved by using rainwater.

By using a Rainwater Harvesting System to supply water for some, or indeed all of your requirements, you can reduce you dependence on mains water. Our water supplies and qualities are falling and water restrictions are in place in many communities to reduce our overall water usage and protect our supplies.

There is no better quality water available naturally then rainwater, Some say there are health benefits by using rainwater which is not treated with chemicals like most of our water is.

Rainwater falls for free - once you have installed a Rainwater Harvesting System, you use less mains water and can reduce tour water bills. City - and Regional Councils will increase water prices as they look to recover the true costs of providing water to the community.

The cost to the community to supply mains or reticulated water services is becoming more expensive every year. The construction of dams, pipes, and treatment plants is huge and ultimately as tax and rate-payers, we foot this cost.

Rainwater Harvesting reduces the significant dame to our creeks , water habitats and organisms caused by stormwater runoff.

Systems and products for Rainwater Harvesting.

ALOAQUA Ltd.   designs, supplies and installs a range of rainwater harvesting products and systems. From garden irrigation to micro filtration, using proven technology from Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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