Why Harvest

RAINWATER ?

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Water is the only drink for a wise man.
Henry David Thoreau

     

 

 

                       

 

Harvesting rainwater is an age old technology that involves the accumulation and storage of rainwater. Every time rain falls, you have the chance to harvest and use it, even for drinking. The reality is that harvesting and using rainwater can bring significant economic, social and environmental benefits. 

Reducing dependence on municipal water

 

 

A Rainwater Harvesting System can reduce your dependency on municipal water and will assist with supplementing your water needs. This in turn will reduce your water bills and help you save money. It will also ensure you are less affected by any water restrictions or water outages due to drought or municipal maintenance.

It’s not just individuals who can save money by reducing their dependence on mains water. The cost of supplying and maintaining municipal water pipes to communities continues to increase. The use of  harvested rainwater reduces pressure on future water infrastructure cost, reducing the cost to both society and its citizens. The construction and maintenance of dams, pipes and treatment plants is huge, and tax and rate payers foot the bill. The less people are reliant upon these systems, the less they will need to be expanded.

One of the benefits is that when using rainwater harvesting systems our dependence on municipal water reduces.

The Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

 

 

What is Rainwater Harvesting ?

 

A common misconception about rainwater harvesting is that all you need is a big tank, a few pipes and gutters, and some rain. However, this approach to harvesting and using rainwater may not necessarily supplement your municipal water use, save you money or reduce your dependency on municipal water. To harvest rainwater and use it efficiently and effectively, you would need to ensure proper collection, filtration, storage and distribution.

 

Cost Savings and Return on Investment
Resilience to Drought and Water Outages
Lowers Ecological Footprint
Increased Self Sufficiency