Go Green, and Watch Your Garden Grow with Help from Rainwater Tanks
A hundred years ago, who would have thought the one resource we all take so much for granted would become a precious commodity – water. Now, in many countries of the developed world water is in short supply.
It’s not just that less of it is falling from the heavens, although in some areas that’s true. It’s increasing populations, and the massive amounts of water used in industrial and chemical processes which are reducing the useable water available. In a greater number of countries today, if we want to use water, we have to pay for it, and the cost will continue to increase.
Reducing Carbon Footprint
In a world more focused on lowering pollution, and preserving our natural resources, it’s all about reducing our carbon footprint, and becoming more environmentally aware. While much of this process must be carried out by government legislation to keep the big multi-nationals in line, we can all do our bit. Reduce the amount of water through our taps and save money in the process.
Savings from Rainwater Tanks
In an area as large as Western Australia, if every householder started using rainwater tanks in Perth, the annual financial saving could run into hundreds of dollars per household. The most basic form of rain water tanks are used to harvest water from roof run off. Free of chlorine and disinfectants used to make drinking water safe, garden plants can enjoy what they’ve always been used to – natural rainwater.
However, many Australian States are mandating the need for rainwater run-off tanks to be fitted internally to houses and commercial premises. Although chemical analysis of rain water in the big cities shows no toxic build up, internal tanks can be used to collect not just rain water, but ‘grey’ water.
Grey water is that used in basins, washing machines and dishwashers. Mixed with the roof run-off water, it can be filtered and re-used in the same processes. Although more expensive to install, one should quickly recoup the cost in reduced water bills.
With more countries across the world worrying about the gush from basin and bath taps turning into a trickle, there has never been a better time to start considering water conservation. If every household and commercial premises across Perth included just one small rain water tank in their plans for 2016, the financial saving to businesses and residents, and water saving to the state, would see a considerable drop in Perth’s carbon footprint. Start contributing to the reduction of the city’s carbon footprint today by getting quality rainwater tanks from Perth companies like Rainfill Tanks and Curved Roofing Supplies
Extraordinary Weather & Climate, WesternAustralia.com