Although 70 percent of the earth is covered in water, very little of that is clean and safe for our use. As climate change continues to create some of Australia’s worst-ever drought conditions, Australians are continuing to seek sustainable sources for both harvesting and efficiently using Rainwater.
What is Rainwater Harvesting?
Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting rainwater and storing it for your own use instead of letting it just flow off. There are many advantages of harvesting rainwater for personal use that will benefit you economically and will be good for the environment.
1. Reduced Dependence On Main Water Supply
By using a rain harvesting system to supply water, you can reduce your dependence on the main water supply. It will also ensure that you’re less affected by the scarcity of water because you have an independent and free water supply.
The cost of supplying water to communities is continuing to increase, and taxpayer money is used to build dams and treatment pipes. The water flowing from your tap comes from rain and goes through an extensive process before being available to you. By eliminating the entire process in the middle and harvesting rainwater directly, you can significantly decrease the negative impacts of such a heavy reliance on water from the mains supply.
2. Conservation of Water
The water shortages across the world have given a wake-up call to many, and far more people are mindful of the fact that this is a real problem that will continue to grow if some drastic changes are not made.
Water is wasted every time clean water is used to water the garden, or wash your car, or even when clean water is literally flushed down the toilet. Harvesting and reusing rainwater is the best method to adopt if you’re considering lowering your usage of water from the mains supply.
Rainwater is pure and of good quality – perhaps even better than the main supply in many areas and can easily replace the water used for irrigation, cleaning, cooking, and washing.
3. More Economical
Research suggests that by 2030, the demand for water will surpass the supply, resulting in the price of water sky-rocketing. Even today, water costs way more than it should. Paying any price for water just seems counter-intuitive particularly when it is free as it falls from the sky.
In a continent like Australia, there needs to be more awareness regarding the growing scarcity of water. Making most of the resources we have and planning for a safer future can make a big difference in how things turn out for the world. Every effort towards conserving water counts – no matter how small it may seem. After all, little drops make the mighty ocean.
TGI Australia can help you conserve water and develop a system for harvesting rainwater. With our customised harvesting systems, you can ensure a more sustainable supply of water for everyday use. Call us on 07 3245 2222 for more information.