-Rainwater is superior for landscape irrigation
-The water is free; the only cost is for collection and use
-Reduces flow to stormwater drains and reduces non-point source pollution
-The zero hardness of rainwater helps prevent scale or rust stains on surrounding items
-You can water your lawn with no watering restrictions
-Provides a scource when groundwater is unacceptable or not available
- Lowers demand on local reservoirs, lowers your costs, helps flood prone areas.
"There is approximately 1% of water on earth is directly potable without the need for filtration or sterilization"
Facts About Rainwater Harvesting:
Making Rainwater Work For You!
One gallon at a time
Residential - Commercial - Agriculture
A Floating Bio-Haven acts as its own ecosystem....continously and naturally pulling pollutants from the water. Not only are these floats made of recycled PET bottles but, they also help filter water, provide habitat for fish, birds, and wildlife for sanctuary. With properly installed anchors these Bio Havens are able to rise and lower with constantly changing water levels. Depending on the type of plantings installed the Haven respectively will require that type of maintenance. In addition, these natural ecosystems can be designed to various shapes and sizes that accomodate any body of water.
One square foot of BioHaven® floating island is sufficient to reduce nitrate by over 10 grams per day, ammonia by up to 0.7 gram per day, and phosphate by 0.5 grams per day, as well as many other elements. So putting that into perspective; 240 sq feet of Bio-Haven is equivalent to 1 acre of established wetland.
Water.....any way you look at it, is by far, our most precious resource. Rainfall harvesting dates back almost to the beginnings of agriculture and is still widely used today. It is defined as making use of rainfall through redirection and productive uses such as: washing vehicles, watering lawn or landscape, toilettes, washing machines, and any other non potable uses. An ancient old method is being re-introduced to a more modern society focused on water quality and conservation.
Harvesting rainwater is totally dependent on the weather; unlike traditional irrigation methods which require a constant flow of water putting additional demand on mains. There are different rainwater system styles and sizes available to accommodate a variety of projects. In addition, if the dwelling has an operating sump pump, it is also sensible to deliver the pumped groundwater into the same storage holding tank for later use.
If you are considering purchasing a rainwater tank, we recommend installing a complete system to improve water quality, reduce tank maintenance, and lower monthly municipal usage. With a little planning, you can design and install a system that will not only give you good quality water, but will reduce your reliance on mains water. Rainwater that is captured and stored correctly is a safe, economical and sustainable source of quality water that can supply your complete requirements.
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250 gal pondless waterfall rebuild with automatic rainwater system
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