Rainwater Harvesting Systems

July 6, 2019
By installing a water collection system for your home, you'll notice significant savings on your water bill.

Are you looking for ways to save on bills and make the most of natural resources? Water is certainly a valuable resource that takes a considerable amount from our wallets every year. But did you know that you can collect rainwater and use it to reduce bills and waste? It’s true, so our next question is: what kind of rainwater harvesting system should you choose?

Nowadays, you have different water harvesting system options at your disposal. In fact, you can even make your own. But choosing a commercial model will yield much more efficient results on top of being the more convenient option.

With a rainwater harvesting system, you’ll notice a significant amount of savings in the long run of both financial and natural resources. Not to mention, you’ll also be doing your part to help the environment while enjoying plenty of clean, lime-free water to use for many purposes such as watering your lawn.

How does a rainwater harvesting system work?

water collection system featured

These systems are pretty advancedThey’re made up of different parts as well as a set of resources that direct water into the drum. In other words, rainwater harvesting systems collect and later distribute water.

A receptor tank that collects rainwater sits on top of the roof. Once rainwater falls into it, the tubes redirect it to the storage tank, saving it for later use. In the storage tank, water passes through the initial filtration system that removes any impurities or residue.

Then, the water goes through another filtration and treatment process. These filtration and treatment processes ensure that the water is purified and can be used for consumption.

Technological advances help us reduce our monthly bills.

Exterior modular tank: water harvester

rainwater harvesting system exterior

The company Tecnori creates tanks for exteriors that can directly collect and store water via roof tubes. Let’s take a look at some of their main features:

  • Tecnori tanks sit outside and are visible but don’t take up a large amount of space (approximately 1.6 meters in height and width). Different models are available to best suit the space available. The tubes on the roof feed into the tank.
  • These tanks feature a water filtration system at the top of the tank. So, instead of using a roof installation to collect the rainwater, the system uses the angle of the roof itself to direct the water into the tubes.
  • Tecnori tanks hold up to 1,000 liters.
  • This system is practical as it features faucets to connect hoses or to simply use water.

Smaller rainwater harvesting system models

rainwater harvesting system small models

If you just wanted a small water harvester, consider the model offered by the company Raindrop. It’s 50-80 millimeters in diameter and pear-shaped. This model features a faucet at the bottom of the tank to easily use water.

You can install it on a wall and connect it to your gutters. It contains a small filter and stores around 75 liters of water.

The newest feature Raindrop offers is a pitcher that fits into the upper part of the harvesting system that can be pulled out for instant use. It also has a separate water storage tank.

Camouflaged tanks

rainwater harvesting system camouflaged

Or, you can also consider a rainwater harvesting system that blends in with your yard decor. You have several options and they’ll all great at being just another part of your yard decor. Essentially, they’re a camouflaged water collection system.

You can find all kinds of models: jugs, pots, barrels, etc. In addition, they come in a variety of shapes and designs. You can even decorate them with accessories or plants.

In short, they’re designed for practical use while offering aesthetics at the same time.