Rainwater harvesting is something we should all be thinking about. Water is one of the most precious natural resources that we need to survive. Therefore, it is our duty to use it sparingly and use any means to collect, purify and store water. In this blog post we will talk about the size of the water tank you will need, the benefits of rainwater harvesting and so much more. If you are looking for some eco-friendly and money-friendly advice on collecting rainwater, this post if for you.
Benefits of Rainwater HarvestingThere are various benefits of harvesting rainwater. In South Africa, where most parts of the country have at least a little rain sometime during the year, it is imperative that we start thinking about how to harvest the rain and effectively use it. But what are the benefits? There are so many, but we have divided them into three basic categories: Environmental benefits, Economical Benefits, and Conservation Benefits.
Environmental Benefits:The environmental benefits of rainwater harvesting are as follows:
- Reduces storm-water runoff during storms.
Economical Benefits:Economical benefits include anything that saves you money! Therefore, it is interlocked with the environmental benefits. Installing a rainwater collection system will lessen the damage caused by stormwater runoff and possible damage to your property.
- Reduces your water bill
Conservation BenefitsThe conservation benefits are important as they can help many people all over the world.
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What do you need to start harvesting Rainwater?Rainwater Harvesting doesn’t have to be difficult and time-consuming. It does not have to include buckets and pipes in every nook and cranny of your backyard. No. There are systems that have been designed by professionals, to get the optimal amount of rainwater into your storage tank. Furthermore, the tank is safe, durable and not an eyesore.
Zincalume Steel Water TanksWhat is Zincalume? Zincalume steel is a premium metallic-coated steel product that consists of 55% aluminum, 43.5% zinc and 1.5% silicon, by volume. This material is ideal for rainwater harvesting tanks. At Aquadam we insist on the highest quality, every single time. Therefore, when we were designing our rainwater harvesting tanks we decided to build it with the Zincalume steel that was introduced into the market in the 1970’s, after extensive research.
Benefits of Zincalume Water Storage TankAs mentioned above, there has been extensive research on this specific material. Some of the key benefits of a steel water tank include:
- Aesthetically Pleasing
- 100% UV Proof