Thursday, 20 August 2015
With a bit of creativity, you can reduce your water consumption and household expenses. For starters, you may want to take quick showers, do the laundry less frequently, and cut back on watering the garden. You should also make sure all taps are shut off when not in use, have the plumbing system maintained accordingly, and consider replacing your fixtures with water-efficient ones, especially when you detect leaks with regularity. Additionally, you can reuse some of the water you’ve already used. This grey water can be collected and recycled for non-drinking activities in the house. An even better option is to harvest rainwater, a valuable resource that can supplement your mains supply and help you save on your monthly water bill.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 10 per cent of homes in Western Australian (WA) have rainwater tanks installed. Sturdy water tanks in WA enable households to wash cars, tend to their gardens, or even fill their pools when water is scarce. In addition, the use of rainwater tanks reduces the stress on stormwater systems. With the appropriate devices, rainwater stored in tanks can be fit for drinking and cooking. With this in mind, be sure to select the right treatment systems and the proper sanitation techniques if you want to have a supplemental or alternative water supply.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
A lot of home builders, renovation companies, and other contractors recommend the addition of rainwater tanks in Perth homes as a sustainability best practice. These tanks are used in conjunction with other rainwater collecting equipment, including the roof, gutters, downpipes, pumps, filtration machines and distribution systems. With sturdy rainwater tanks in place, households can harvest rainwater and use it for a variety of domestic purposes. Domestic Use One rainwater tank or a set of tanks can easily be set up in the backyard or some other section of the property. The harvested water can be filtered and left non-chlorinated for use in watering the lawns or gardens, washing cars, flushing the toilet, and doing the laundry. A more thorough disinfecting treatment can be used to make the water fit for drinking. Such a system can collect and save you as much as 100,000 litres of water annually.
Saturday, 15 August 2015
Rainwater is a free and renewable resource that you can tap to live a sustainable and less wasteful life. Indeed, for more than 3,000 years, various civilizations have been harvesting rainwater as a secondary water source. When you collect this valuable resource and store it in tanks, you can reduce your utility costs and dependence on mains water to a significant degree. That’s because rainwater tanks have the potential to supply all your water needs, even drinking.
To maximise the benefits of rainwater tanks, here are some tips you may want to consider:
The size of any rainwater tank you choose will depend heavily on where you intend to place it and what the water you collect will be used for. To identify the proper tank size for your needs, consult a qualified contractor.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Ultraviolet (UV) water purification is the most effective technique for disinfecting water. UV rays destroy 99.99 per cent of the harmful pathogens and illness-causing microorganisms in your home’s water. When partnered with inlet, first-flush, and in-line filters, a UV system is exceptionally effective in making your water safe for a variety of purposes, even drinking. Why do I need UV purification for my water? Disinfection is recommended for water that comes from non-municipal water sources, such as rainwater tanks. The water collected from roof runoff, after all, may come into contact with various contaminants that could make you ill. UV systems are highly effective in treating water, and by using them, you can ensure the safety of your household water supply.
Monday, 10 August 2015
Raised garden beds, as their name suggests, are higher than ground level and filled with soil kept in place by a frame. You can grow any vegetable in a raised garden bed, not to mention flowers, herbs, berry bushes, and shrubs. Here are some of the advantages of raised bed gardening. Reduced back strain Raised garden beds reduce the amount of work your body does because you won’t have to bend too far to reach the plants. Thanks to easier access and a lower potential for pain, you’ll enjoy your gardening activities better as you plant, tend to your garden, and harvest the ‘fruits’ of your labour.