Debunking the Myths
Rainwater Harvesting Systems have grown in popularity over the last few years and with it comes the myths. A whole lot of people say it’s a good, healthy and viable method for storing and using water in and around the home although there are few neigh sayers that cast doubt on this eco-friendly solution.
Here are 3 myths that we debunk:
Yes it is Safe
One of the biggest myths regarding Rainwater Harvesting Systems is that the tank and still water will become dirty, filled with algae and that it creates an environment for mosquitos to breed from. This is completely false. Rainwater Harvesting Systems are engineered with all these factors in mind. Tanks are installed by professionals in such a way that it eliminates any health risks that can contaminate your water. Regular monitoring and effortless maintenance will ensure that equipment stays in workable order and by doing so, ensure that the quality of water you and your family use will remain safe.
No, you don't need to go off the grid
There are a few people out there that are scared of installing a Rainwater Harvesting System for the simple fact that their system may run dry when out of the rainy season. Being connected to a Rainwater Harvesting System does not mean you need to disconnect from a mainline water supply. It simply means you use rainwater first before tapping into a valuable resource. You can determine how much water you need by calculating how much water you and your family use around your home on a monthly basis and comparing it to the rainfall statistics of your area. Based on this, you can determine what the size of your storage tank can be. No matter how you look at it, saving any water at any time is a step in the right direction.
They are not expensive
Rainwater Harvesting Systems are not nearly as expensive as people might think and in the long run, they pay for themselves. They are easy to keep up with and extremely affordable to maintain – more often requiring a little elbow grease once in a while, with very little costs.
If you have any questions or would like more information about Rainwater Harvesting Systems then contact us.