Top Things to Consider Before Harvesting Rainwater
Everyone knows that water is precious, and we should try to protect our resources as much as we possibly can. Some things to consider include the size of your tank and what you'll use the water for. Rainwater harvesting can be highly beneficial in the fight to save water, but before you jump right in, consider the following:
Your Roof Size
If your catchment area, aka your roof size, is too small, rainwater harvesting might not be an option for you. Small roofs are not able to collect enough water to fill a water tank and thus would be a waste of time and money.
The Size of Your Property
Your water tank should be in line with the size of your property. We don't advise anyone to install an industrial-sized tank in a residential area. You will also want to consider aesthetics, so think about what type of tank will look good in your garden.
The Location of Your Tank
Consider where you will place the tank. Placing a water tank on the roof is not recommended. A 1000 litres of water weighs 1 tonne, and it will destroy the integrity of your room.
Adding Drainage to Your Tank
Consider adding drainage to your rainwater tank as it may assist with preventing overflow.
The Total Cost
The cost doesn't end after installation. Consider all the costs including the labour and maintenance, so you can be prepared for the financial responsibility of owning a rainwater harvesting system.
Once you've considered the above-mentioned factors, you can make an informed decision to install a rainwater harvesting tank that will suit your needs and make your home more sustainable in the long run.
To order a rain harvesting system from Pioneer Plastics, navigate to our online shop or get in touch with the team for more information today!