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Advantages of rainwater harvesting & tanks

Wherever you are in the world but especially in water scarce South Africa, you should consider installing rain water tanks. The article below outlines some basic principles as well as some advantages of rainwater harvesting. Rain water harvesting system is a technique used in the collection and storage of rain water in receptacles such as water […]

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Rain water tank tips & information

A useful article which outlines just about every consideration required for installing water tanks and rainwater harvesting systems. Before you buy Do your research before making a purchase. Here are some tips on what you should do before buying. 1 Find out whether you are entitled to any local council or federal government rebates and […]

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Passive versus Active Rainwater Harvesting

A brief explanation of active and passive rainwater systems is discussed below; most systems incorporate a water tank or rain barrel in the system. Rain water tanks add value to properties and can reduce municipal water bills substantially. There is wide spread interest in water conservation and specifically in capturing in water tanks or rain […]

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Health advantages & disadvantages of drinking rain water

Rainwater from your rain water tank or rain barrel can be made safe by appropriate filtration/purification measures. Filter systems are available that will ensure your rainwater is one of the healthiest sources of drinking water, with a few caveats (see article below). It is also important to ensure your water tank is made from food-grade […]

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Video: DIY rainwater collection & rain water tanks

The DIY rainwater system and water tanks is cleverly designed and apparently works well, video is worth watching. Rain water systems can be as simple as collecting rain in a bucket or more complex where rainwater tanks feed into the existing plumbing. The basics of a reasonably simple system are: a gutter leading to a […]

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Video: DIY first flush rain harvesting diversion system

Watch this short video for an explanation of a simple diy first flush rainwater diversion system that prevents debris and dirty water from entering your water tank or rain barrel. Equally important as preventing dirty water and debris from entering your rainwater tank is the quality of the rainwater tank itself. Ensure that the water […]

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Rainwater harvesting – frequently asked questions

These faq’s are from Britain but are relevant to the rest of the world too, especially water scarce South Africa. Although one answer below states that rainwater from rain water tanks should not be used for potable purposes; this is not strictly true. Rainwater can be used for drinking as long as it is properly […]

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Video: Info on rainwater harvesting for homes

Rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks should be considered at every home, especially in water scarce South Africa. This video outlines some procedures and uses for rainwater from rainwater tanks. Rain water harvesting goes back to the third century BC where farming communities used it for irrigation purposes. It involves storing rain water in a […]

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Video: First flush diverters for your rainwater tank

First flush diverters of some sort are important features of rainwater systems as they prevent dirty water from entering the water tanks. The video show below outlines some further reasons why a first flush diverter or filter is important. The one below is a commercial product but these are fairly simple to make if one […]

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