Read some about tips and DIY How to collect and use rainwater. Rainwater is a valuable natural resource that has been collected and use.
1. COLLECTING AND USING RAINWATER
Rainwater is a free, perpetually renewing water supply.
Installing a rainwater tank is relatively simple and inexpensive, and the benefits are ongoing.
Rainwater is a good source of water for using on your garden. It can also be used for washing your clothes, flushing the toilet, and – if it’s properly treated – for drinking and other household uses.
Is it for me?
If your property isn’t connected to a mains water supply, or is located a long way from your mains water supply, rainwater may be the most viable water supply.
Even if you’re connected to the mains water supply, you may want to consider using rainwater for your garden or for other household uses. By doing this, you may be able to reduce your demand on mains water supply and in some areas water charges.
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2. Rainwater tank
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A rainwater tank (sometimes called a rain barrel in North America in reference to smaller tanks, or a water butt in the UK) is a water tank used to collect and store rain water runoff, typically from rooftops via pipes. Rainwater tanks are devices for collecting and maintaining harvested rain.
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3. AN EXPERT GUIDE TO RAINWATER HARVESTING TANKS
Rainwater harvesting tanks offer homeowners, businesses and farmers numerous benefits. Not only does collecting rainwater reduce metered water bills, but it also has various ecological advantages and offers the tank owner self-sufficiency.
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4. What you need to know about rainwater tanks
The attitude towards harvesting rainwater has changed dramatically over the last few years. With the weather swinging from drought to ‘storm of the century’, and the increase in awareness of how we can live sustainably and preserve our precious resources, there has been a resurgence in the use of rainwater tanks in urban and suburban areas.
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5. 6 Top Tips On How To Use Rainwater At Home
Harvested rainwater can be used for a number of purposes both inside and outside the home. Each litre of rainwater used reduces the dependence of the homeowner on mains water; cutting water bills and reserving clean water for cooking and drinking. In some cases, a rainwater harvesting system can reduce domestic mains water usage by up to 50%.
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6. RAIN WATER HARVESTING
There’s a lot more to rainwater harvesting than buying a water tank, connecting it to your gutters and sticking a hose on the bottom of your tank. Yes, it can be as simple as that but it depends on what you want to achieve. For those who only want to water a small garden then fittings to the gutter, a water tank, a hose connecter at the bottom of the tank, overflow to your stormwater pipe and a hose is about all you need as long as your garden isn’t higher than the tanks water level.
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7. How to Maintain Drinking Water Quality in Your Rainwater Tank
This article is a summary guide on how you can maintain safe and fresh tasting rainwater compiled from the advice of Australian federal and state governments.
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