Billions – That’s How Much Australians Can Save by Collecting Rain Water

A study once again proves how much rain collection systems can benefit the Australian society. A paper by Dr Peter Coombes of Urban Water Cycle Solutions shows that in South East Queensland alone, $3.5 billion can be saved through widespread adaptation of rainwater harvesting solutions.

Dr Coombes spoke to The Fifth Estate and explained the staggering numbers. He said that rainwater-harvesting bypasses complicated waterways and traditional water supply systems. By not relying on these expensive networks of treatment plants, collection sites and ducts, the Australian home can cut costs.

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Treating It Right: Processing Collected Rainwater Before Use

Now the rain has cleared, and your rainwater collection systems are to the brim with the precious resource – what do you do next? If you are not just using it to water your garden plots or flush your toilet, you might need these extra steps to ensure the water is safe for use.

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