Water is a basic necessity in life. In today’s world, people know the importance of collecting rainwater. In Adelaide, rainwater harvesting is as vital as that coming out of the faucet. The process of water harvesting is not new as it was practised many years ago. The method has just been revised due to technology, but the importance of it doesn’t change but becomes more relevant to our daily lives. Climate is the ultimate reason why harvesting rainwater is visible in the world’s circulation. It has become a suitable solution in places suffering from drought.
The day to day changes in our lives and mostly with technology has changed the way people value rainwater. Presently, rainwater has a lot of benefits for people. Rainwater can be used for household tasks such as washing clothes, cleaning the house, watering the plants, toilet flushing, and even for irrigation. Also, it will not limit you from the use of water whenever you need it. It can also be connected to your sewerage system to increase efficiency and water pressure supply. Another advantage of this technique is that it can save you a lot on your monthly water bill and, most importantly, the practice is eco-friendly. Storing rainwater can help lessen the possibility of flood in your area as well as it diminishes the level of water flowing in drainage systems during heavy rains and storms. Additionally, it minimises the loss of the top layer of the soil.
Certainly, the rainwater that we get from the roof contains a lot of pollutants such as bird faeces, dust, various particles from pollution, and a lot of germs and bacteria that can cause health problems. For this reason, rainwater is not recommended for drinking purposes. Should you desire to drink it, you must have a filtration system in place and run your rainwater through a test so you can be perfectly sure that it is safe for drinking.
Harvesting rainwater can be done inexpensively by using local materials and those that can be easily found at home. There are also different types of Adelaide rainwater tanks available in the market. There are various sections involved in the collection of rain.
First is catchment, which is any surface where rain falls, and the best catchment material will be your roof for it is wide and capable of catching more and direct rainfall. Next is the conveyance, which includes the rain gutters and the pipe connected to the tank where the rainwater is going to be stored. Lastly is the storage system, and the storage’s size will depend on the amount of rainfall you desire to keep.