Water Management through Rainwater Harvesting
Water is a scarce resource in most areas hence its management is very important. Water management covers different sources of the water including rainwater harvesting. Collecting of rainwater either from rooftop of building or surface runoff is done using rainwater tanks. Dependency on home piped water can greatly reduce if most people adopt the habit of rainwater harvesting. This has positive economic impacts in reducing the cost of water bills and environmental impact in reducing excessive extraction of water from surface water sources. Water collected in rain water tanks can be used for various uses including agriculture, home, and other domestic uses and also industrial uses. Underground or ground rainwater tanks can be used in harvesting rain water.
Aluminium, concrete and plastic used in the manufacture of rainwater tanks vary in durability and corrosivity by the rainwater. Variabilityin the rainwater tanks can also be observed in their different shapes and sizes hence a person can choose one that he/she prefers. Decline in lots space has led to the development of slimline water tanks that can be used in most homes. Limiting space area has led to the increased demand for slimline water tanks since they do not require a large space area. Slimline water tanks can make use of even the smallest space area such as the space between the wall of a house and the fence line. Local area laws governing water sustainability are always important to comply with and the slimline water tanks help enhance the compliance. Different colors of slimline tanks make then to be used like designed features in the house since one can choose a color that blends quite well with the compound. Major factors to consider when purchasing a slimline water tank is its cost and durability of the material used in making it.
Harvested rainwater can be obtained for various uses from the water tank by pumping it or using a water tap. Purchasing a suitable water pump can help in obtain water from the water tank more easily than when one has to put a water tap on the tank. Electricity, solar energy, wind energy or even human energy are some of the energy sources that can be used in running the water pump. The distance and the depth of pumping the water, the source of energy available and the cost of the pump are some of the things one has to consider when purchasing a water pump. The efficiency of the water pump should also be considered to ensure that a pump of low efficiency is chosen that is likely to wear out too soon. Review regarding a certain brand of pumps should be considered at all times to ensure a good water pump is purchased.