My Rainwater Collection System

My Rainwater Collection System

Rainwater collection is certainly nothing new, humans have been doing it for thousands of years. Rainwater is relatively pure stuff. What you see falling from the clouds starts out pretty clean. It picks up particulates, pollution, pollen and dust as it makes its way to the ground, but even those contaminants become less of an issue if it’s been raining for a while and the air is cleaned with a good water scrubbing. Stored rainwater also is a good standby in times of emergencies such as power outages or during periods of extreme drought when wells dry up. In some areas where water supplies may not be available or dependable (or may be prohibitively expensive), collected rainwater is sometimes the least expensive option and can easily be less expensive than bottled water. Rainwater harvesting reduces the impact on aquifers, lessening the demand on ecologically sensitive or threatened aquifers.

Benefits and Uses of Rainwater:

  1. Is free; the only cost is for collection and use
  2. Naturally soft water
  3. Use it to irrigate your lawn & garden
  4. Can be used for laundry, bathing and toilet flushing
  5. Lessens demand on the municipal water supply
  6. Saves money on utility bills
  7. Makes efficient use of a valuable resource.
  8. Diminishes flooding, erosion, and the flow to stormwater drains
  9. Adds life to equipment dependent on water to operate, as rainwater does not produce corrosion or scale like hard water.
  10. Use it to fill your pool or hot tub

Want to know how to build your own rainwater collection system? Here’s a link to get you started: How to Build a Rainwater Collection System


Leave a Reply