Saturday, 16 May 2015
Rainwater Harvesting: From Water in the Sky into Water Tanks in Perth
Although rainwater harvesting methods have not changed much throughout the years, the hardware and materials being used certainly have, be it gutter guards or water tanks in WA homes. Patrick Dupont explains each step of the process and what it takes to harvest rainwater efficiently in his article for Your Home: Australia’s Guide to Environmentally Sustainable Homes. What’s in it For You? Obviously, harvesting rainwater enables you to maintain an alternative water supply that you can tap into during crises or drought. The practice can lessen your dependence on mains water lines by up to 100% and thereby reduce your water bill. These outcomes would depend on the size of your tank and the climate conditions in your locality, however. Meanwhile, lower demand from the mains could in turn lessen the need for new dams, reduce infrastructure operating costs, and help reduce local flooding.