One of the good things that the usual doom and gloom news have brought about is adaptation. People tend to respond to these things by becoming a resourceful version of their own selves. A good example to these is the home water systems that most people build to make use of rain instead of letting them to flow over and cause more damage to the soil than help to the plants. On top of the environmental concerns, this will also help families to cut water bills. Converted or not, this rain water can actually guarantee a good source of water for the entire family.
How it works
This home water system is simply a collection system that catch rain. The collection drum may be designed to be connected to the utility water connections of the home, but given the unsure condition of the water, this cannot be drank as tap water. Still, it will be a good water for cleaning some things at home or the tiles. But there are some home owners who choose to get this water processed so as for it to become a good source of drinking water. In cases like this, the processed rain water becomes more useful and can be a viable additional source for the family’s drinking and utility water.
Converting collected rain water into drinking water is not a rocket science so every home owner can actually process it to become a more useful source. There are some brands of chlorine tablets that can be bought over the counter of pharmacies in the area that can be directly used to get rid of the bad elements and bacteria in the collected rain water. The water can also be distilled to become good as drinking water when the distillation process is properly completed.
What to consider in building home rain water collection systems
While building a rain collection system at home is not a difficult task, there are a lot of things that need to be considered to ensure that this will perfectly work in your place. Among these will be:
- The apparent climate and weather conditions in the area. Places and areas that are known to be blessed with rains are among the best places to create a collection system. The dams or collecting drums should be big enough to take care of the amount of rain that is expected to pour within its season or should compensate the current need in the home or homes it needs to provide its use.
- The accessibility of the collection system. The collection system of the rain water should be accessible enough. This means that the collecting dam or drums are exposed to the area where the rain water can be collected freely. There should be little to no obstruction so as for the water to be completely collected for proper use.
- The availability of maintenance. As the collecting dams and/or drums are fully exposed to the elements and outside forces, it is highly necessary that proper care should be implied.