Rainwater harvesting is one of the best ways to use the invaluable resources that nature has given us in abundance. It certainly forms a huge part of sustainable architecture and success. Let’s look at the 5 best ways to store rainwater at home with everything available around you.
Smart gutter roof: Having a smart gutter or gutter around your roof is the best way to store rainwater. Drainage rainwater flows away from the foundation and towards the ground. Having utensils to collect rainwater is a great way to use for later household chores.
Rain Barrel: Make your own rain barrels using old drums or large trash cans that are of no use to you. Clean it well and fit it well into PVC pipes to collect rainwater. You can use this anywhere, to water the plants later or for your household chores etc.
Rain garden: Very easy to make and excellent for maintaining balance in the environment, Rain Garden uses all your available native plants and mulch to keep pollutants away. Make trenches in the soil and allow rainwater to slowly enter the soil. This will ensure that your plants are kept watered throughout the year.
Restore groundwater: Connect large PVC pipes to a large barrel with a filter fitted to the end of the pipe. With pipes directed toward the groundwater storage tank, you can store freshwater longer. Even in harsh summers you can enjoy the coolness of fresh rainwater. When storing water underground, it is imperative to keep the surrounding area completely waterproof, so that water does not get into the walls and your homes. Sustainable architecture is about keeping these pain points in mind when constructing apartments, bungalows, etc.
Filter stored water: Since rainwater is the freshest of all water, install large pipes connected to a large storage drum. Install a portable filtration system in the drums to use this stored water for drinking as well. Always keep the drum covered to avoid the origin of mosquitoes.
Rainwater harvesting in small and large cities is slowly becoming an important part of most homes. A growing number of people are slowly realizing the importance of water storage and making the best use of available resources. It is important to keep your gutters, crop barrels, rain pits, etc. always covered to prevent mosquito larvae from growing.