Water Management through Rainwater Harvesting
Most areas all over the world suffer from water scarcity hence it is important to manage the available water resources. Water management covers different sources of the water including rainwater harvesting. Rainwater harvesting can be done using rainwater tanks can be collected from rooftops or the surface runoff. Harvesting rainwater reduces overdependence of piped water supplied to homes. Rainwater harvesting helps in reducing income expenditure through reduced cost of water through water bill and also reduced extraction of water from rivers, lakes, and even groundwater sources. House and other domestic used, agriculture and industrial use are some of the ways harvested rainwater can be used. Rainwater tanks for harvesting rainwater can be placed either on the ground surface or below ground.
Different materials are used in manufacturing rainwater tanks including aluminum, concrete and plastic and all those materials vary in durability. The rainwater tanks also come in different shapes depending on the preference of an individual. Slimline water tanks are a common water tank that is being preferred in most homes since the land size is declining. The slimline water tanks are therefore capable of fitting even in small areas as compared to other tanks that required a lot of space area to place them. It is even made simpler since the slimline water tank are able to fit in the small space area that is located between the 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. The appearance of most slimline water tanks tends to blend quite well with the surrounding and can be used as design features in a compound. Major factors to consider when purchasing a slimline water tank is its cost and durability of the material used in making it.
Getting water from the rainwater tanks may require a pump to remove the water or a water tap can be used. Water pumps are much easier to use and one can purchase a water pump of interest from the pump shops. Water pumps can use different energy sources including electricity, solar energy, wind energy or even human energy driven. 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. Efficiency is also key in water pump where those pumps with high efficiency should be considered to those with low efficiency. Review regarding a certain brand of pumps should be considered at all times to ensure a good water pump is purchased.