As society becomes more environmentally friendly and aware of the damages that fossil fuels have upon the earth, alternative and reusable sources of energy have become increasingly popular. One reusable energy source that is becoming more widely used is harvesting rainwater for domestic or commercial use. Although it seems like a new idea, the process itself has been popular for centuries.
Here is a guide to the process of water harvesting and the wide range of benefits it provides.
Harvesting rain water can be used for many different things, whether it be for home use or for commercial purposes.
- Personal consumption-drinking, cleaning, bathing
- Agricultural-livestock and animals
- Swimming pools and ponds
- Garden based work
- Toilets and other aspects of sanitation
The advantages of rainwater harvesting
Rainwater is usually of a high quality and doesn’t normally contain fluoride, pesticides or other harmful substances which deem groundwater unsuitable for consumption.
Doesn’t harm the environment
Rainwater is constantly renewable which means it has no negative impact on the environment and a positive approach to renewable energy. This type of renewable energy and other similar systems can discourage the use of fossil fuels.
Up to 50% of water consumption and use in the home can be completed efficiently by using rainwater. Homeowners will be able to save on their water bills especially as rates have increased in recent months.
Rainwater harvesting systems are extremely easy to install and require little or no training meaning homeowners can personally install them.
In case of damage to a main water system or a shortage due to dry weather conditions, rainwater harvesting provides an extremely useful backup system.
Ideal for laundry use
Rainwater is a soft water, meaning its ideal to clean clothing and delicate fabrics and lessens the need for detergents.
There are a lot of benefits to harvesting rainwater, but how do you do it? Come back tomorrow and I will tell you.
Bio: This article was provided by Enerfina, UK based specialists in domestic and commercial renewable energy solutions and provider of high quality ground source heat pumps.
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