How Rainwater Recycling Can Make Your Landscaping a Masterpiece
Long before the advent of technologically advanced irrigation systems and citywide water companies that carefully metered out water, people were using rainwater to water their land. Since then, further advancements from the cruder systems of rainwater collection and harvesting once used all over the world have led to far better solutions that are more efficient and can even produce viable drinking water. Today, collection systems can range anywhere in size from 40-gallon rain barrels to 10,000-gallon cisterns. Far larger than you might ever need, perhaps, but still quite impressive to consider.
As many advantages as we have gained over the past centuries, the development of civilization has also had the unfortunate effect of taking a heavy toll on the water supply – not only for drinking, but also for use in irrigation and other applications such as power. Water is essential to life, but it’s not always readily available or even of the quality that it needs to be in order to be of any benefit. Population growth, development of natural areas, pollution and even the marked decrease in the flow of rivers and streams has all combined to make water conservation efforts a greater priority.
Make It Rain
Rainwater recycling – especially for landscaping – has a number of benefits. By utilizing rainwater rather than depending on a city or municipal supply, water is conserved and utility costs lowered. Freshly collected rainwater is also often more pure, eliminating the concern of water from another supply. One of the notable benefits of rainwater is that it does not contain ammonia, fluoride or chlorine, making it highly favorable for plants.
In addition to watering landscaping and gardens, rainwater can be recycled for use to provide water for pets, livestock and other wildlife. When used in such applications, rainwater significantly reduces the amount of treated drinking water that would otherwise be used for these situations, thereby having no adverse effect on the potable water supply. Fortunately, designing and installing a rainwater collection system is often less expensive than the cost of drilling a well, so consult with a landscaping expert to discuss your options and what might be possible for you.
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