Monday, March 22, 2010

Collecting Natures' Water

With the Rainy season upon us here in the western hemisphere, We can collect the water for later use. There are many ways to do this, Barrels left open, a pond, an unused fountain, an underground tank and a vessel attached to your Gutters.
I have wanted for some time a Rain Barrel. Hubby got me one this year, so we will be installing it today between the rain.

For centuries people have been collecting water from nature to use. Using it for irrigation , washing clothes and items, bathing and for simple drinking use. Although I would boil before using it for drinking. Third world countries still collect water from roof tops and other vessels for all of their needs. Some companies are installing Underground tanks to store large amounts for these countries.

However here in the western hemisphere, the home owner wants to collect for outside use. To be Greener in thought, using less of the reservoir water. It not only saved on the cost of water use, It also saving on the environmental waste. Collection of water helps prevent run off and allow us to use the water during the drier months. I know here on the east coast we have had water restrictions in place for a few years now, making it hard to grow vegetables or flowers. In collecting the rain water we can still water those things and not be in violation of the restrictions.

I saw a program on Green Nation that profiled a home owner who collects water through their driveway. It was sent to a collection reservoir, by collection pipes and drains . Then process for in home use. Now how self sufficient is that?

No matter how you look at it, nature provide water in the spring season, and usually plenty of it. By collecting it we will save on conservation as well as our pockets. Any vessel can be used and the best place is from your roof. Did you know the 1 inch of rain fall on a 2,000 square foot roof will yield 1,250 gallons of water. The ground can only hold so much, so let's start collecting the access for later use. There are many different vessel out there on the market, thought I would give you a link to one, to get you started. Woodland Direct I have used them a few times and have been very pleased with them.

Disclaimer: I have not received any compensation or free products from Woodland Direct, this is just my experience with them.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, i am happy to comment and drop my entrecard here. Your article very positive, like my name: positive life. anyway, we are very sad when talking about nature and water in our planet..thanks for your article, remind us about water and nature.