Useful Facts about Collection and Storage of Rainwater

Due to the fact that global resource of drinking water is getting short, people who are concerned with saving of nature, use more and more rainwater to provide those needs that do not require sterile cleanness of water.

In developed countries average citizens consume about a hundred of liters of drinking water per day. Nearly a half of this amount goes down the drain through flushed toilets, washing machines and watering of gardens. It means that good drinking water that is cleaned with a lot of resource is being wasted in an utterly irrational way. This approach to usage of water can cause an ecological disaster in the nearest future. Why not use properly filtered rainwater for toilets, washing machines and, especially, gardens? It is soft enough and contains to chemicals that can be harmful for garden plants or mechanisms of washing machines.

Instead of wasting good drinking water and paying huge money for it, you can do the following:a man waters a garden

  • Collect water from your roof and filter away big particles of dirt, twigs, leaves and other stuff that can be washed away from the roof.
  • Let it through another system of filters that will stop smaller particles of dirt and dust.
  • Keep the water in special tanks like the ones that are provided by Team Poly. They can be installed beside the wall where it is convenient to collect rainwater, or under the ground.

Such tanks are usually made out of polypropylene that does not let light through, preventing growth of water plants and propagation of microorganisms inside the reservoirs. If you need something really big, you can try using concrete tanks of cast iron ones with a corrosion-free coating.

The most effective water collection is possible in houses with slanted roofs. Though, if you have a flat roof, you can try searching for systems of pipes that are equipped with vacuum pumps. They allow collecting water from flat roofs directly into water tanks. If you live in a region where frosts and snow occur from time to time, you will certainly appreciate systems that allow melting of the ice and collecting the water.

In some countries they also reuse water that remains after washing. Such water is cleaned with the help of special filters that retain dirt particles and organic residue and used once again for toilet or washing of vehicles.