For centuries, rainwater has been a source of water for both domestic and agricultural use. People have been using rainwater to complete domestic chores and irrigate their crops. The rain patterns in Australia are usually largely variable. Oceanic and atmospheric factors influence its climate.
Appropriate Water Storage
The safe storage of rainwater is the most important step in water harvesting. The storage system selected should be capable of protecting the water against contamination and seepage loss.
Poly water tanks are seamless in nature which makes them excellent storage systems. Unlike steel tanks, the water tanks do not undergo rusting which keeps the water in a safe condition.
Gutters provide the most efficient way of collecting rainwater. That is because they are used jointly with roofs that have a big surface area for collecting water. The gutters used should be wide enough to prevent the splashing of water.
Such splashes result to the unnecessary loss of water and water damage. You may also consider using seamless gutters to eliminate leaks that may occur around joints.
Often, rainwater is clean. However, clean does not necessarily mean pure. It is, therefore, important to involve one purification method to destroy any pathogens present. Upon flowing into the water tank, the water goes through a filter to rid of any foreign parties.
Upon filtration, the water may then undergo sterilisation via exposure to UV rays. Similarly, the water may be mixed with a purification chemical and stirred. You may skip the purification step if you will use the water solely for agricultural purposes.
With the seasonal rains experienced in the country, you require a good storage system to collect sufficient water to last you through the dry season. Acquire a good water tank for effective storage.