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Can rainwater from rainwater tanks be made safe to drink?

Rainwater from your rain water tanks can indeed be used for potable purposes. However, although rainwater is usually pure before reaching the rooftop or collection surface, it may become contaminated by the time it reaches your rainwater tank. The article below describes possible contaminants and what should be done to make rainwater safe to drink. […]

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The Vetiver System for Soil and Water Conservation

The Vetiver System is used in more than 100 countries for soil and water conservation, infrastructure stabilization, pollution control, waste water treatment, mitigation and rehabilitation, sediment control, prevention of storm damage, and many other environmental protection applications (through bioengineering and phytoremediation). The vetiver plant, Chrysopogon zizanioides, is the main component to all Vetiver System bioengineering […]

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Rainwater purification – 25 methods

Rainwater from rain water tanks should always be appropriately filtered/purified if it is to be used for drinking and washing food. Rainwater is naturally pure, free of chemicals, odours and micro-organisms but once it reaches the collection surface (such as your rooftop and gutters) and enters the water tank, it could have collected contaminants. Here […]

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VIDEO: Slow sand water filter for rainwater harvesting tanks

If rainwater from rain water tanks is to be used for potable purposes, it should always be filtered and/or purified. Sand filters are one way of cleaning water from rainwater harvesting systems and rainwater tanks; watch this video of a DIY rainwater filtration system. Always choose high quality water tanks for storing rainwater and other […]

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Rainwater From Rainwater Tanks: Filter Types According To Use

Rainwater is inherently pure before it reaches a collection surface or the ground but, as the article below discusses, rainwater from your rain water tanks must be appropriately filtered according to the intended use of the rainwater.  It is also important to store the rainwater in water tanks that are certified for storing potable water […]

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Water Filters & Contaminants – what type of protection do you need?

Even rainwater in rain water tanks could be contaminated by bird droppings on the roof and other contaminants in the gutters and it should be appropriately filtered if the water tanks are used to supply potable water. Water contaminants can be broken down into four categories:  Taste and odor causing contaminants, rust/sediment, bacteria/parasites and lead. […]

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Do I Need A Water Filter?

There has never been a greater need for better sources of healthy water than exists today. Our tap water can be contaminated with synthetic chemicals, toxic heavy metals, parasites, chlorination by-products, rust from pipes and literally thousands of health threatening compounds. Rainwater from rain water tanks is usually of good quality (rainwater is generally pure […]

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Everyone should consider filtering water before drinking it

We are not only recommending filtering water from boreholes, dams/rivers, rain water , water tanks or water reservoirs but also municipal water…here’s why Many people seem to think that water supplied by municipalities is pure and ‘safe’ to drink but this is not necessarily the case!  In South Africa, municipal water varies in quality and […]

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5 Situations in Which Water Purification is a Must

There are still parts of the world in which simply taking a drink out of a stream or even a faucet is a totally normal and safe thing to do. Unfortunately, the number of places where that is true is shrinking every day. This doesn’t automatically mean that every bit of water you want to […]

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