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WHAT IS RAINWATER HARVESTING AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Water is an extremely precious natural resource if not the most precious yet most of us take it completely for granted. Whilst we often joke of the UK’s inclement weather, actually, if it wasn’t for rain and the associated collection systems, there would be no life. Period.
Rainwater harvesting put simply is the collection of water from surfaces on which rain falls, and subsequently storing this water for later use. The most common method of rainwater harvesting is the collection of rainwater from the roofs of buildings. This is very common in rural parts of the UK, especially on farms but now becoming popular with environmental agencies with new-build projects.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF RAINWATER HARVESTING?
Capturing water ourselves can not only significantly reduce your water bill but also helps to reduce the stress on national reservoirs. Harvesting storm water can also reduce the possibility of flooding of your local neighbourhood as it relieves the main drainage systems in times of flash floods and surges in surface water flow.