5 benefits of rainwater harvesting

5 benefits of rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is a technique where rainwater is collected and stored in a water tank for future use. Basic uses include watering your garden, topping up your swimming pool, washing your car, flushing toilets and, if it is filtered, for use throughout the home. There are many benefits of rainwater harvesting. Here are just 5 examples of why it is something you should consider:

Aquarista Helps With Rainwater Harvesting So That You Can Re-use The Water.

1. Harvested rainwater can be used as a back-up water supply

The rainwater that is collected has several primary uses, and it can also be used for emergency situations, such as when there are water restrictions.

2. It is the safer option for your plants

The absence of chemicals, like chlorine, in rainwater makes it a good source of water when it comes to the health of your garden.

3. The use of rainwater is environmentally friendly

By using water that is easily obtainable for basic household needs such as flushing the toilet, it is reducing the reliance on surface water and ground water, which in turn lessens your impact on the environment.

4. Rainwater harvesting is beneficial to your pocket

Not only is the use of rainwater a great help to the environment, but it is also incredibly cost-effective. Just one installation can lead to a lifetime of an abundance of water, free to use throughout your home at any time.

5. Harvesting rainwater can help prevent natural disasters like flooding

Urbanisation has led to an increase in impermeable surfaces (roofs, roads and paved areas.) The effect of this is that rain no longer gets absorbed into the soil where it would have fallen but now creates run-off and flooding. Rainwater harvesting can reduce your environmental footprint.

Contact Aquarista for more on installing a rainwater tank on your property.