What is Rainwater Harvesting?
Water harvesting involves gathering and storing rainwater to provide irrigation water, water for livestock and most importantly drinking water.
Why is Rainwater Harvesting Important?
Demand for water is growing in most cities and towns. Harvesting rainwater is an excellent solution to keeping water shortages at bay, and can make an important contribution to drinking water.
What are the Benefits and Uses of Harvested Rainwater?
How is Rainwater Harvested?
- Harvested rainwater is the highest quality of water available
- It does not require an extensive treatment process to ensure quality
- Provides a sustainable source of water ideal for a variety of uses
- Excellent source for the provision of drinking water, irrigation water and water for livestock
There are a number of methods/systems for harvesting rainwater - ranging from very simple to complex industrial systems. Generally, rainwater is either harvested from the ground or from a roof by capturing run-off rainwater from rooftops and local catchments. The download-able document below illustrates the water harvesting process.