Monday, November 20, 2017

Advantages of water harvesting

 

  • What is rain water harvesting?

    • Rainwater harvesting is the collection, storage and distribution of rainwater, the easiest way to do this is install a plastic water tank near to one of the roof down pipes and direct this water into the tank.
    • Rainwater can be used wherever normal tap water is used
    • Using Municipal water for irrigation and the flushing of toilets etc. is not the best practice with it being such a valuable commodity.
    • The fact that South Africa is on the verge of serious water shortages means we as individuals need to do what ever we can to secure as much good quality water as possible
    • Rainwater is a free source of water and should be used as extensively as possible
    • For every 1m² of roof with 1mm of rain water one will have 1 litre of water. Now from calculating the "catchable" roof area and multiply this by the average monthly rainfall figures, an estimated volume of water can be calculated.

  • harvesting tank T1
The nice thing about the water tanks of today is that they are much more aesthetically pleasing than the older units, coming in a range of colours and shapes to suit any installation site and customer requirements

T3 T4 T5 T7