jump to navigation

Rainwater harvesting May 21, 2008

Posted by concreteguy in sustainability.
Tags: , , ,
trackback

We’ve been collecting AC condensation in a rain barrel. In 2 weeks we’ve gotten 20 gallons already. Did you know that 1 inch of rain on 1000 square feet of roof produces 550 – 600 gallons of water runoff? Time to collect more of that, which would just run off into the street, and use it to water the yard and garden.

the good ol\' rain barrel

About these ads

Comments»

1. CycleJerk - May 22, 2008

Hellllllllll Yes! I have a high efficiency furnace which produces water all year round. I admit it is more of a pain in the winter to figure out what to do with the water. It’s not like the frozen plants need it, but I do collect and use it the rest of the year. Why make your local water treatment plant waste energy and harsh chemicals to treat your purified water? Don’t let it go to waste!

2. Stefan - February 27, 2010

Hi,
… “Did you know that 1 inch of rain on 1000 square feet of roof produces 550 – 600 gallons of water runoff” … it is this awareness of the relative simplicity of collecting / harvesting rainwater that needs to be increased in industrialized countries. I believe that raising awareness on a “local” level on the topic of rainwater harvesting is what is needed more in the USA and other “industrialized” countries. I am trying to summarize useful information and helpful products / links on the topic of rainwater harvesting on my webpage,
http://www.watercollect.com During my research on this topic, I found that the relevant equipment is often relatively easy to install and also affordable – products are available to support rainwater harvesting in families / households or even larger communities. Low cost water tanks, rain barrel diverters, portable water storage tanks, rain water barrels, and rainwater cisterns are only some of them. A small local step can have a major global impact…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: