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Rainwater Harvesting Systems
Collecting rainwater was once associated with underdeveloped countries or dry areas. Today, it has become an ideal alternative for providing households with a supply of water for chores, gardening, and other activities. It has become indispensable in urban settings, and has replaced a substantial portion of water needs.
- Save money on water utilities – rain water is free
- Provide a water source for lawn and landscape irrigation, washing cars, without regard for local water restrictions
- Reduce the impact of storm water on public systems
- Help prevent yard, street and sidewalk flooding
- Help to prevent run-off of debris into nearby local waterways
Rainwater Reuse and Conservation
Supplies of fresh water sources are a shrinking resource worldwide and according to a report provided by Water Market USA, water rates will need to rise steeply. Currently, U.S. consumers pay between a third and a half the amount that European consumers pay for water, but they use two to three times the amount of water.
Many cities and municipalities throughout the U. S. are beginning to limit residents’ use of water by banning outdoor water at certain times during the day and prohibiting the use of water to clean driveways and sidewalks. As an example, water agencies across the state of California are likely to move from voluntary conservation to mandatory measures by July 1, 2009 prohibiting several uses of water. Water supply shortages could approach 20 percent – www.SignonSanDiego.com
Water reuse is one solution. When water supplies become limited, practical solutions such as a StormChamber reuse system can fill the gap. Increasing the amount of reclaimed water for home, agriculture and commercial consumers will significantly ease the strain on rivers, lakes, and aquifers that provide us with clean and safe drinking water. Rainwater reuse can fill the gap and be used for irrigation, washing cars, pressure washing, landscaping and general lawn watering needs. Water on tap is not a given but careful planning, conservation, and water can help with the dwindling supply issue – www.waterworld.com
- Less expensive than other rainwater harvesting systems
- Easily installed, underground and out of sight
- 1 StormChamber with stone surrounding = 21 rain barrels
- 1 StormChamber captures 1″ of rain off of a 2,500 SF roof