Whether you have acres of land or are nestled between houses in the suburbs, optimizing resource management is practical and essential. In fact, with unseasonably warm summers and unpredictable climate shifts, suburban homeowners are starting to approach rainwater harvesting and water storage for their property. If you’re a suburban homeowner, here are some things to consider before rainwater harvesting.
It's no secret that freezing temperatures during winter can damage crops, harm livestock, and freeze water tanks. Don't worry, careful planning can prevent a frozen water tank and costly, long-term repairs. Here are crucial steps to combat winter weather and save your water tank from the elements.
With growing concerns surrounding the rising costs of water, pollution that affects groundwater, and climate change, many homeowners are turning to harvesting rainwater in 2023. Rainwater conservation is not a new concept; however, it is growing in popularity due to its environmental benefits and potential to save you money on your energy bill in the long run. While there are many benefits to harvesting rainwater, the main appeal of this practice is that it is a sustainable water management practice that anyone can implement in their home. If you’re interested in starting a rainwater harvesting system, here are some tips to help you avoid mistakes that could waste your time and money.
Water is a precious resource and conserving it is critical. One of the best ways to conserve rain water is by harvesting it for household use. In this post, I'll go over a few ways you can use both potable and non-potable water in and around your home.
The rain harvesting concept is growing because of the increasing concern for water in drier climates. Because this industry is still new, there are a lot of theories published to convince people to harvest more rain water. In fact, there are still a lot of government grants available to help encourage residents to collect water when it rains. After conducting a lot of research, I have located four fact-based reasons why rain harvesting is important.
When you are harvesting rainwater, there many things you need to consider to ensure your water stays as clean as possible. One popular concern is if the roof on your house or shed is suitable for rain harvesting. In this article, I researched 5 popular types of roofs and gave my recommendations on how each of them compare. Although any roof will work, there are some risks you should know about.
Rainwater harvesting systems are a great idea, and relatively simple to set up. But debris and contamination can be a problem. In this article, we discuss why it is important to keep leaves and bugs out of your tank. When leaves collect in your water after falling off the tree, they will decompose and therefore pose as a threat to the quality of your water (not to mention fueling algae growth). Bugs like mosquitoes carry diseases and they also breed in stagnant water.