How to properly collect rainwater for household needs

Even if the house has running water and a water meter installed, rainwater can significantly reduce water consumption. By the way, if you have a meter installed, it will be easier for you to calculate the right amount of rainwater. It is impossible to allow a long stay of rain water in tanks. This provokes the formation of a favorable environment for the development of bacteria. Microorganisms can cause infectious diseases.

We collect rainwater for watering the garden


To collect rainwater for watering a garden or vegetable garden, you need to build an open drainage system. PVC, copper, galvanized or aluminum materials can be used for drainage elements. The most durable will be the aluminum or copper system. To create it will require a water intake chute, which is mounted on the roof under a slight bias.This design will ensure spontaneous runoff of water. Looking for funnels to receive rainwater. Connect the gutter to the tank will drain. Attach the gutters to the edge of the roof with hooks or staples. Fastening elements choose from materials that do not corrode and are resistant to sudden temperature changes.
It is better if the whole system will look beautiful with the interior and color design of the facade and roof of the house. Also, the chosen container can also act as a decor for outdoor space. For example, install a polypropylene tank with a tight-fitting lid and a convenient tap. To prevent overheating of rainwater, partially dig a container into the ground. It will also help save space on the site. You can install multiple drainpipes and a corresponding number of tanks.

Rainwater for household needs


In order to collect rainwater for household needs inside the house, you can calculate its consumption, for example, based on the number of tenants.
Installation of tanks is better, of course, to provide when planning the construction of the house. Since the underground location of the tanks mostappropriate. You must also install a filtration system with several required steps to purify rainwater. A dirty filter must be located at the entrance to the tank. Another filter is inside the tank, and the other is at the outlet of the tank.
To maintain the rainwater system, combine it with the main system. Feeding is necessary during dry periods. Therefore, rainwater will need electronic sensors and appropriate controls.
The use of such an alternative water supply is advisable at high utility rates. When calculating the effectiveness of the system, consider the annual increase in prices for housing and communal services, as well as the cost of filters, pipes, tanks, pumps, earthworks and installation works.


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