Managing our resources and protecting our environment are more important than ever. Harvesting rainwater from the roof of your commercial building or home is easier than its ever been. Supplementing, or even completely replacing, your primary water source is both safe and fulfilling.
Rainwater harvesting involves the collection, storage, treatment and distribution of rainwater that falls on the roof of your building. It is entirely different from greywater or reclaimed water systems. It is a simple concept, used with effective results. Rainwater is usually free of many of the pollutants found in groundwater, surface water and the disinfection chemicals in municipal water.
Provided certain precautions are taken, rainwater can be a safe, sustainable water source to supplement or entirely replace your existing water source.
By collecting and using rainwater you are reducing your reliance on a municipal or private water supply, both of which are under tremendous stress in many areas. You can directly contribute to living a sustainable lifestyle, while reducing the taxing effects on water infrastructure and overuse of tradtional sources.
Rainwater can be used anywhere that your primary water source is being used today, provided it is handled properly. Simple applications are to replace the use of your non-potable water now such as washdown, toilet flushing, irrigation, cooling water, fire protection, etc. Check your local regulations before embarking on a rainwater harvesting project.
Most jurisdictions have caught on to the fact that rainwater is a viable water source for any and all uses, and allow its use. Some currently allow it for potable use, and many more are slowly moving in this direction.
There are a wide range of products available to build and manage your rainwater system. Note, as each rainwater system is custom built to suit the layout of your building, we recommend you contact our office for assistance in desiging your system.
Rainwater harvesting systems are generally categorized as follows:
Wondering if rainwater is right for you, or how to design your system?
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