Thursday, June 26, 2008


People in general tend to use more water outdoors, but if you collect rainwater then you can use that water to irrigate your garden, thus reducing your water bill.

A full rainwater system consists of several parts.

Fortunately, homes already have a rainwater retrieval system in place, which is the roof, gutters and downspouts. Tying into this system is easy and affordable.

If you buy a rainwater collection system make sure that it is free of dust, leaves, bird droppings or bugs which may be washed into the system from your roofs. Keeping your storage tank free of debris is critical if you want to maximize water pressure and ensure that the system lasts a long time. You can cover the system with a simple mesh screen (one that has small holes) which is good for filtering out debris. Be sure that the screens are accessible to make the cleaning and maintenance of the system easier.

"Anything that you can do to collect rainwater is always a good thing and not to mention that what ever you spend on your system is a huge savings that you will get back as you find yourself spending less money on your water bill."

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