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Rainwater Collection: Affordable Conservation

As the article below states, rainwater harvesting is addictive!  Once you see how a simple rain barrel or drum can be set up easily and cheaply, most people want to harvest more of this precious and free resouce.  By all means start small (and inexpensively) with a simple rain water system then, once you are […]

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Indian home supplied solely by rainwater harvesting

It is certainly feasible for households to obtain all their water requirements by the installation of rain water tanks, depending, of course, on roof surface area, local rainfall patterns and water usage.  As in India, this possibility applies to many parts of South Africa too.  Most of South Africa experiences a dry winter and a […]

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What Can Renters Do to Harvest Rain Water (Without Breaking the Law)?

Fortunately, in South Africa there are no such restrictions or laws governing rainwater harvesting or rain tanks, as there are in some states and counties in the US.  Should you be renting, your landlord may be very happy to cover part- or all of the cost of rain water tank installation as water conservation systems, […]

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In a Cold Climate? Keep These Things in Mind When Water Harvesting

Although cold-climate water harvesting is not particularly relevant to most South African conditions, the tips and facts presented in the article below are interesting nonetheless and there are some suggestions and considerations that are universal when it comes to rain harvesting and rain water tanks. Water harvesting is gaining in popularity as more inhabitants of […]

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Rain barrels for your garden

Rain barrels, or more commonly known as rainwater tanks in South Africa can be made from small plastic drums, oak barrels or any other suitable container. Most who start with a small rain barrel or drum soon see the benefits of rainwater harvesting and go on to install bigger water tanks – 5000 litres, 10000 […]

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5 Tips for Effective Water Harvesting for Your Landscape

Harvesting rainwater is free and there are very few reasons not to install rainwater harvesting tanks.  The article below outlines more easy tips to harvesting this free and precious resource.  Rainwater from rain water tanks is generally used for non-potable purposes but there is also no reason why it cannot be used for all household […]

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Video: First Flush Rainwater Diverters for Water Tanks

What are ‘first flush diverters’?  This quick video gives an overview of first flush rainwater diverters for water tanks and why they are an important component of any rainwater harvesting tank installation. Rain Harvesting – First Flush Water Diverters improve water quality, reduce tank maintenance and protect pumps by preventing the first flush of water, […]

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Rainwater harvesting: your water supply from the sky

Whether you live in Texas, South Africa or most other parts of the world, you will be glad to have rain water tanks on your property to harvest this water supply from the sky! If you are like me, you are doubtless happy after the recent rains. This is especially true if you have a […]

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Water conservation systems: rain water tanks or grey water recycling?

So you’ve decided to install a water conservation system at your home or business; now you need to decide what type of water system would best suit your circumstances: rain water tanks or grey water recycling? The short answer would be both!  However, certain buildings and situations will be more suited to rainwater harvesting tanks […]

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