The Importance and Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is a very simple process that often gets mystified. This is a traditional method of conserving water and is still used today in many homes and commercial buildings. Due to the scarcity of water, it’s important to find ways to save water where we can. When good quality rainwater is collected, this can be used for cooking, irrigation, cleaning, washing and agricultural practices.

Rainwater harvesting is where rainwater is collected, stored, conveyed and purified for later use. There are different components to this system which include:

Catchment: this is where the water is collected and stored

Conveyance: this is how the water is transported from the catchment to other areas such as the recharge zone

Flush: this removes or flushes out the first spell of rain which cannot be used

Filter: filtration of the collected rainwater is done here

Tanks: this is where the ready, filtered water is stored

There are multiple benefits of rainwater harvesting, and some of these include:

  • A natural source of resources that we require

  • Helps save energy and water

  • Improves the quantity and quality of the groundwater and helps keep the water table healthy

  • Does not require complicated filtration systems or mechanisms

  • Simple, adaptable technology that can be scaled as per your requirement

  • Helps reduce soil erosion, flooding and pollution of surface water

  • Highly beneficial for landscape irrigation

  • Helps meet demands for water 

  • Cost-effective

  • Simple to do with regular maintenance

In areas of heavy rainfall, this is a sustainable way to ensure the replenishment of the water supply which can be a scarce resource. If you are interested in setting up a water harvesting system in your home or commercial property, reach out to us at XXX to see how we can help you!