With the increase in demand for water and depleting water resources, rainwater harvesting is fast becoming an easy and effective means of water conservation. Setting up rainwater harvesting tank and water supply system is quite convenient. Once the system is installed, it has long term benefits with very low maintenance.
What is the necessity of Rainwater tanks?
Utilizing rainwater directly, as it falls is very difficult. Rain water tanks help in efficient utilization of the stored water. Once water is collected and stored in the tanks, it can be used whenever necessary, even after rains are over.
You should take care that the water that is being stored in the tanks is properly filtered and clean. Unfiltered water can lead to water growing ‘rotten’ over a period and developing a foul smell and taste.
Why rainwater should be filtered?
Rainwater is generally collected from rooftops. As such, all the dust and debris that is settled on the roof, comes along with the rain water. Also, when rain falls down from the sky, the water gets contaminated by the environmental dust and pollution.
It is important that you filter rainwater before utilizing it for any household purpose. Filtering will remove all the unwanted and harmful ingredients in rainwater.
A number of various filters are available in the market. Type of filter to be installed depends on the number of days water will be stored, place where it will be stored and the purpose for which this water will be used.
Based on your need and utilization of rainwater, you can install that particular filter in your rainwater harvesting system.
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