Rain Water Barrel

Rain Water Harvesting

A Simple Rain Water Harvesting.

Flushing toilet or watering garden is such easy things to do.  Push one button or just turn the tap on, and the job will simply be done.   What becomes the hard thing is when we remember that the water used will be expensively charged to us as … drinking water.  Rain water harvesting can be the solution for this.

During summer, 40 percent of household water is used for outdoor purposes, such as watering lawns and gardens

US - Environmental Protection Agency

We have been alerted of the water crisis years ago. Only 0.7 % of the world’s water is accessible to support life, yet still we wastefully use it as non- potable purposes. Harvesting the rainwater can significantly minimize this wasteful use.

Simple Rain Water Harvesting:

One simple way of rain water harvesting is by placing a water barrel under the gutters on your roof. You may also place the rain barrels some where that can easily capture the water that falls from your property. Rain barrels also make nice decoration in your yard, making your home looks nicer and homey. Some rain barrels are designed with a container on their top, making the water barrels functioning also as pot plant. You can as well use the container as bird bath.

View some nice decorative rain water barrels here.

How Much Can We Save by Installing a Rain Water Barrel?

Installing a rain barrel typically saves approximately 1,300 gallons of water during the summer months, according to the EPA. A study found that from 1,500 square foot roof, a family could harvest rainwater that could cut their water bill by 50% and save annually 43,000 gallons of water!

The Most Common Use of Harvested Rain Water.

Most people collect rain water to make efficient lawn water . As rain water is basically soft water that contain no minerals, fluoride, chlorine and other chemicals, so it will make your plants healthier than when you water them with drinking water!

Rain water neither contains calcium deposits, a substance that creates hard water. If you are installing further rain water systems in your home for other non-potable uses, then you can avoid toilets from lime scale build-up and streaks or smears when washing cars and windows.

So start harvesting rain water, help the environment while save your money!

You may also interested to learn :

- Tips How to Save Water in The Bathroom.

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