Rain Water Harvesting

Rain Water Harvesting

Sources of ground water are increasingly being strained in many areas throughout the world. Digging deeper wells is not only expensive but can cause environmental damage such as collapsing the soil where the water used to be.

Rainwater harvesting is the process of accumulating and storing rainwater for on-site use instead of allowing it to run off. Rainwater provides an independent and free water supply that offers several ways the water can be used.

It only makes sense to use sources of rainwater whenever possible. Harvested rainwater can be stored and then used during times of drought and when the ground water supplies have been depleted.

The majority of the water we need is used for non-drinking. Everything from washing clothes and dishes to bathing and flushing toilets require large amounts of water.

While regular maintenance is required, simple collection systems can be constructed that most people can easily build and maintain. Rainwater harvesting and storage can be incorporated in both rural and urban areas and provides many benefits to individuals, communities, and the environment.