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Rainwater Harvesting: Can you drink the water from your storage tank?

Properly filtered or treated, rainwater from your rain water tanks can and should be used for drinking water. Awareness of the potential hazards of drinking contaminated rainwater needs to be raised in South Africa. As demand for water grows in South Africa, alternative sources are actively being sought to augment conventional water supply. While domestic […]

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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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Using Water to Make Infant Formula: What Type of Water Is Best?

This article discusses the safety of water for infants but omits rainwater as a possible source.  Rainwater is naturally pure and free of chemicals but once it reaches a collection surface it may be contaminated so we always recommend that rainwater from rainwater tanks be appropriately filtered and purified, especially if given to infants.  Whatever […]

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Couple turns to rainwater harvesting due to health issues

This article is a great example of how rainwater harvesting can ensure a household never runs out of water and the health benefits of using rainwater are clear too.  Another point that this article touches on is storage capacity – serious rainwater harvesters know that sufficient size and quantity of water tanks is important, especially […]

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Texas Rain Bottling Company, Uses Rainwater Even Amid Drought

Money may not grow on trees but apparently it can fall from the sky, assuming you know how to collect, filter and bottle it. In this case, that money comes in the form of rainwater. That’s right, Texas business owner David Schraub seems to be turning that most basic compound into cold hard cash with […]

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Rain Barrels Save Money

If you are someone who enjoys gardening or has extensive landscaping in their yard, a great outdoor gadget to consider purchasing is a rain barrel. Rain barrels or rainwater tanks are containers which capture rainwater (usually from your gutter system coming down from your roof) which can be stored for use around your home and […]

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