The best rainwater harvesting systems are not only functional and durable, but aesthetically-pleasing. Since rainwater harvesting has gained in popularity, available systems range from the portable to the permanent.
Here are four to choose from that suit residential, industrial, or commercial use:
1. JoJo Tanks vertical water storage tanks, readily available here in South Africa, are built to last, with an eight-year warranty on polyethylene tanks to prove it. Constructed with local materials, the tanks come in a variety of pleasing colours and configurations. Also see JoJo horizontal tanks and other JoJo Tanks products.
JoJo Tanks water tanks are available in horizontal or vertical models to fit within any available space. JoJo horizontal tanks are ideal when you need to transport water (and the chemical versions are good for transporting fuel and other liquids).
2. The Rainmaster-IGS Rainwater Collection System at RainHarvest Systems, available in the United States, is a nice way to start an in-ground rainwater collection plan for your residence. The 1,000-gallon capacity storage tank gets buried, with only the green lid visible. The water is extracted via an electronic pump control, and the system comes complete with everything else that is needed. Handy homeowners should have no trouble installing this themselves once digging is complete.
3. The RainXchange Rain Barrel from RainXchange, available in the U.S. and Canada, is a great starter option for those who want to test out the convenience of harvesting rainwater. The terra cotta-coloured plastic barrel has a 75-gallon capacity and comes with a five-year warranty.
A great feature of this system is it requires no electricity to extract the water, because it works with the principle of gravity. Water enters through the lid (which also doubles as an attractive planter for greenery), and is accessed by a spigot on the bottom of the barrel. Connect a garden hose or place a small bucket in front to get streams of free, fresh rainwater for your gardening or washing needs. It can be placed anywhere in your yard without attracting negative attention. The lid also features a childproof locking mechanism.
4. The Slimline Series of tanks, available in the U.S. from Bushman, is perfect for commercial use. The slim tanks fit against the walls of commercial structures, requiring little extra square feet per cubic liter.
These low-profile tanks can be tucked away behind or next to air conditioning units, waste disposal bins, and loading lanes. Heavy-duty construction materials allow storage of water for months at a time. Choose from 205-gallon storage all the way up to 2,825 gallons. Systems are built with vents, filters, overflow valves and structural support baffles.
In some cases, residents and lessees must be able to prove to town governments and landlords that the wastewater system will not encroach on abutting property lines before permission is granted. Be sure to check with your town council or lessor prior to scheduling installation.
Before investing in any rainwater harvesting system, check the online reviews. Customer reviews are one of the best ways to research the online reputation of a company, as well as the long-term value of any rainwater harvesting system you purchase.
Source: Kate Supino (Kate Supino is a professional freelance writer and small business owner. She writes extensively about recycling methods and green living ideas).
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