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Underground water tanks: Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages

Underground water tanks are an alternative to the usual above ground water tank types.  There are a number of uses for underground water tanks and they have some distinct advantages of standard water tanks. Uses for underground water tanks Used for storing water from rainwater harvesting systems Can be used to store municipal and water […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Harvest Rainwater

It’s not going to be long before the price of water is going to be more valuable than the price of gold. With drought becoming more widespread and climate change wreaking havoc everywhere, finding fresh and good ground water to drink is getting harder. So why aren’t more people looking to the sky? After all, […]

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Free Rain – Rainwater Harvesting & Swimming Pools

As you can imagine, the process of rain water harvesting has been used for centuries, as far back as the third century BC. Farming communities would supply an area of dry land with water through a system of man made ditches to funnel falling water onto a desired farming plot. Water would also be collected […]

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Basic Components of a Rainwater Harvesting System

Rainwater systems come in all shapes and sizes, from simple catchment system under a downspout to large above and/or underground cisterns or water tanks with complex filtration systems that can store thousands of gallons of water. The above diagram is from RainHarvest in the USA but the principles apply throughout the world. Most rainwater collection […]

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Why build a Rain Garden?

Raingardens are one of the best landscaping design ideas to come out of Melbourne’s recent drought and water shortage conditions. With more ideas like these, the health of Melbourne’s rivers and creeks is guaranteed to improve. Why is stormwater such a problem for our rivers and creeks? Each year about 500 billion litres of stormwater […]

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Converting a Swimming Pool to a Rainwater Tank

Spending more time tending to your pool than swimming in it? Tired of toxic chemicals and endless maintenance? Now you’ve got options.  Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Inc. (Australia) explains the process of converting a swimming pool to a rainwater tank. Now more than ever, smart people are thinking sustainably about the resources they use and how […]

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3 Main Approaches to Using Residential Rainwater

There are three general approaches to utilizing residential rainwater that decrease the use of other water sources, increase groundwater supplies, and greatly decrease stormwater runoff.

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Understanding water pressure & water tank stand height

Water tank stands enable water to be stored out of reach of vandals as well as being directly responsible for the all or part of the pressure of the water supplying a building, depending on the tank stand height. 

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Tanzania: Residents Turn to Rain Water As Taps Run Dry

Arusha — ARUSHA residents have now been compelled to rely on the ongoing rains as their main source for domestic water since the city taps continue to run dry. A study around the urban precinct has revealed that many people have started to harvest rain water from the roofs of their residential houses and storing […]

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