The 5 best ways to collect rainwater at home
Rainwater harvesting is one of the best ways to use this precious resource that Mother Nature provides us with in abundance. Without a doubt, it forms a great part and the success of sustainable architecture. Let’s take a look at the top 5 ways to harvest rainwater at home with everything available around you.
Smart Gutter Roofs: Having smart gutters or drains around your roof is a great way to collect rainwater. Gutters channel rainwater away from the foundation and into the ground. Keeping containers to collect rainwater is a great way to use it for household chores later on.
rain barrel: Make your own rain barrel using an old drum or a large trash can that may not be of any use to you. Clean it well and fix it well to the PVC pipes to collect rainwater. You can use it anywhere, to water plants later or for your housework, etc.
rain garden: Very easy to create and great for maintaining a balance in the environment, the rain garden uses all available local plants and mulch to keep pollutants out. Create a trench in the ground and let rainwater slowly seep into the ground. It will ensure that your plants stay watered throughout the year.
Restore groundwater: Connect large PVC pipes to a large barrel with a filter attached to the end of the pipe. With the pipes leading to the underground water storage tank, you can store fresh water for a long period of time. Even in scorching summers, you can enjoy the freshness of cool rainwater. As you store water underground, it is imperative to keep the area around it absolutely waterproof, to prevent seepage through walls and into your homes. Sustainable architecture is about taking these weak points into account when building apartments, bungalows, etc.
Filter the collected water: Since rainwater is the freshest of all water, install large pipes attached to large storage drums. Install a portable filtration system on the drums to use this stored water for drinking as well. Be sure to keep the drum covered at all times to prevent mosquito breeding.
Rainwater harvesting is slowly becoming an important part of most homes in cities big and small. An increasing number of people are slowly realizing the importance of storing water and using available resources optimally. It is important to keep your drains, harvested barrels, rain wells, etc. covered at all times to prevent mosquito larvae from growing.