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Rainwater Harvesting for Greener BuildingsOctober 30th, 2018 | by Mark Tulloch | in Gutter Installaton | 0
Green building practices are becoming more and more the “norm” for new build homes and renovations. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the impacts that they have environmentally, and because of that, they are looking for new and effective ways to conserve energy and have a positive impact on the world around them. One way of greener living that is becoming very popular is harvesting rainwater.
Rainwater collection is a relatively simple thing to do, and it can have a great positive impact on reducing water consumption. According to some, we may be facing a global water crisis in the not-too-distant future. Between high population increases, urbanization, economic developments, and climate changes, efforts toward conserving water are considered some of the most pressing things to do.
How can I harvest rainwater? Luckily, rainfall collection is relatively easy – and the resulting water can be used for many things such as watering plants, lawn irrigation, washing cars, and watering livestock. To collect rainwater, a collection system such as a rainwater barrel can be easily integrated into an existing gutter and downspout system. In some systems, the rainwater that is collected can be automatically distributed to specific systems, such as lawn irrigation.
Rainwater harvesting is easy to implement, eco-friendly, and is a great use of new technologies and ideas. Make use of our natural resources without having to draw from precious water tables by implementing a rainwater harvesting system on your existing gutter system today.