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Rainwater harvesting & rain tank tips

The article below outlines the steps required for rainwater tanks & systems quite comprehensively. Most people underestimate how much rainwater they can collect from their rooftops and buy tanks that are too small. Large houses in high rainfall areas should have a series of larger water tanks (e.g. 5000 litre tanks or 10000 litre tanks) […]

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Tips for Roof Water and Tanks

The article below outlines some practical and important tips when it comes to rain water tanks and rainwater harvesting systems. Below are some points which can help reduce possibilities of contamination. Install a first flush diverter. This is a very important device that flushes to waste the first 50 – 150 litres of water depending […]

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Rainwater harvesting tips

Rainwater harvesting is relatively simple in concept but rainwater systems can vary from a single rain barrel or a series of rain water tanks that integrate with the existing Mains or Utility water supply to the building.  In some cases, buildings can become totally self-sufficient when it comes to water, depending on local rainfall patterns, […]

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5 Things to consider when installing a rainwater harvesting tank

The prospect of installing rain water tanks or rain barrels for home rainwater harvesting is exciting but do not rush the process.  There are professional installers but simple rainwater harvesting systems can be installed with a minimum of DIY skills. Here are some tips: 1. Determine how much rainwater you can harvest from your roof […]

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Rainwater Harvesting Solutions for City Dwellers

Rainwater harvesting is essentially storing rainwater for reuse. It can be used for drinking water (if it’s in a clean storage water tank or well), irrigation, or gardening. Advantages of harvesting rainwater include: it saves money on utility bills, it reduces water contamination, it’s free, it’s better for your laundry as you won’t need detergents, […]

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Tips for Safe Rain Water Harvesting & Rainwater Tanks

Harvesting rain water can be an efficient and cost-effective way to provide your home with sustainable water. Rather than drinking water that has been stored in dams, treated with chemicals, and pumped through miles of pipes, rainwater collection keeps it close to the source. However, before setting up a home rain water harvesting system, precautions […]

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