Rainwater Harvesting System
A Rainwater Harvesting system consists of four main components:
• The cistern stores runoff for later use.
• The gutter system collects runoff from the rooftop and directs it into the cistern.
• The overflow pipe allows excess runoff to leave cistern in a manner that is controlled..
• The outlet pipe, usually has a pump and draws water from the bottom of the cistern for use.
Rainwater Harvesting is A growing industry
“Rainwater will be used mainly to flush toilets at 1.6-gpf, so they have plenty of water to flush toilets,” said Ruck. “They have a 3,000-gal. tank and very little will be used for irrigation. In an event there is a problem with the cistern or a drought there is a municipal backup water supply. There is also a series of water meters installed, so water usage is tracked.” Rainwater is a free and natural resource.
Eagle Plumbing Services can install an underground Waterproof container (cistern) to help you harvest your rainwater and save money. Used mainly for flushing toilets and landscaping along with gardening. Consider all of these components and how they work together before installing a Rainwater Harvesting system. The cistern—or water storage tank—is the primary component so let Eagle Plumbing Services help you to pick the right one for your needs. Remember that local plumbing codes might affect the installation and periodic maintenance will be required