How Does Rainwater Harvesting Work?

12 Sep 2019 Landscape Services

Rainwater harvesting is an excellent way to save money, conserve resources, and ensure that you have water for use in your home and garden year-round. Knowing how rainwater harvesting works can help you to better understand its importance as an environmental endeavour, as well as realize its benefits for your home. At Fontana Landscapes, we offer design, supply, and installation of rainwater harvesting and storage systems.

How Do Rainwater Harvesting Systems Work?

A rainwater harvesting system uses a large surface, such as a roof or patio, to catch rain and direct it through a filter into a holding tank. This rainwater is then treated and directed to use in a variety of household or garden applications.

Depending on the complexity of the rainwater harvesting setup, some systems feature comprehensive water treatment options so that the water is drinkable. The right rainwater harvesting and storage system can help a household to live almost completely off-grid and save on utilities.

Uses for Rainwater Harvesting Systems

With the right treatment system, harvested rainwater can be used for almost anything that regular tap water can be used for, including washing machines, showers and baths, sinks, dishwashers, and much more.

Even without a complicated treatment setup, rainwater harvesting systems can still be used for a variety of purposes. Outdoor water needs can add up and cost a homeowner when the water is purchased through the utility company, so using rainwater for watering a lawn or garden, irrigation, and washing vehicles can be hugely beneficial. If you have a water feature on your property, having a rainwater harvesting system can ensure that you have a supply of water for whenever you need it.

The Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting systems are wonderful additions for all kinds of homes and they offer a variety of benefits. Some reasons to install a rainwater harvesting system include:

Environmental Benefits

A rainwater harvesting system can help you to conserve water use from a municipal utility service, which is better for the environment.

Saving Money

Water used from a rainwater harvesting system costs you nothing, whereas water used from the utility company is always metred and you will be charged. The only cost involved with rainwater harvesting is the price of the initial installation.

If you would like to find out more about how rainwater harvesting works, or if you have any questions about the services that we provide, please contact Fontana Landscapes by filling out a contact form on our website and we will get back to you.