Implementing your own water harvesting and tank pump system is more than an off-grid lifestyle choice. For many households, businesses and organisations, having their own private water supply is a pathway toward lower utility bills, greater sustainability, and energy independence.
In some cases, having your own water supply may be primarily practical, such as in remote locations, or places with frequently mains water supply disruptions.
In dry climates, collecting rainwater is a fantastic way to ensure you have enough water for a wide range of applications, such as watering your garden, maintaining farm operations, and other grey water applications. Alternatively, in cooler climates, you may simply wish to take advantage of regular and seasonal rainfall.
Whatever your motivations, understanding the basics of water harvesting, including the importance of water pumps, is key to your success.
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Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting for Rural Households and Businesses
The majority of rural and remote households and businesses have to source some or part of their water supply on their property and rainwater tank systems are the most common solution. Rainwater harvesting provides better quality water than a river, bore or dam, but is comparatively simple to install and maintain - an added bonus in areas where technical support may be in short supply.
Benefits of Rainwater harvesting for Urban Households and Businesses
Rainwater harvesting isn’t just for rural communities, rainwater harvesting is frequently utilised by urban households and businesses as a way to reduce water bills, provide an alternative supply during drought periods and help maintain a lush garden.
Other Benefits of Harvesting Rainwater
Collecting and storing rainwater requires less investment than you may think, since rainwater can be collected from most roof types and gutter outlets. From there, your water can be directed, using mostly gravitational forces, to the appropriate filtration, storage, and sanitation system.
If your rainwater is to be used for drinking, then you will need a system designed, operated and maintained for this purpose. Otherwise, your water can be directed into a grey water filtration and storage system, and used for a wide variety of applications, including washing dishes, flushing the toilet, and watering the garden, excluding human consumption.