Rain water harvesting systems are becoming increasingly popular for both home owners and business owners across the country. This really highlights how much rain water has become an extremely valuable asset. Some have even suggested that it is mother nature’s own little gift which can help save money for your business or home and also live a more green and sustainable lifestyle at the same time. Therefore, you are not only saving your bank balance but you are also saving the planet.
The most appealing thing about installing rainwater harvesting systems is that although they are a bit of an investment initially, it will eventually pay for itself because rainwater is and always will be free. This means that not only will you get a quick return of investment but in the long run it will help you save money.
By installing this system you will be able to use rainwater as you would any other types of water. This is because its PH value is almost neutral which means that it is safe to use. Those who already have a harvesting system in place drink and bathe in the water because it is perfectly harmless to do so when it has been processed and filtered. The best thing about rainwater is that it has a unique softness so that it will be easier on your household appliances such as your washing machines. Your appliances will therefore be protected against the wear and tear that it may experience from water delivered by your local water board.
How big you harvesting system needs to be will be determined on whether or not it is for domestic or large commercial use:
A small system: has the option of a direct pressure or gravity feed for small single dwellings. These tanks have been designed to minimise installation time and excavations by using a shallow underground water storage tank.
A large system: suitable for large houses, industrial units, commercial properties and agricultural applications. Several options are available including pressure boosting and ultra violet filtration systems.
When installing you rainwater harvesting system, get a professional to look at it so that it is installed correctly and efficiently. This way you will not waste time or effort trying to install it yourself. So whether you want a system for domestic/ household purposes or commercial it is a very beneficial way to cut cost and be more environmentally friendly.