FILTERING RAINWATER TANKS

Rainwater Harvesting for use in the home, in agriculture, office, and other commercial environments is becoming more popular. Storing rainwater for later use can reduce water and sewage bills and allow you to water a garden during a hosepipe ban with gentler rainwater rather than treated tap water. Using rainwater in a washing machine or in agricultural sprayers can also reduce the use of chemical conditioners.

When you collect water from your roof it is important to ensure that it is filtered before it is stored in water tanks so that it is as clean as possible and doesn’t go sour or smelly before you use it.

In a professional Rainwater Harvesting System, whether the water is stored in an above-ground tank or one buried in the ground, there are four main components you need if you want to use the rainwater in non-potable situations like; flushing toilets, washing machines, washing vehicles, watering the garden, irrigating or spraying crops, etc. You will need to take extra steps (that we will detail in a later post) if you want to further filter the rainwater for drinking.

To remove the smell and the taste of chlorine in the drinking water, you can use an activated carbon filter or charcoal filter. This system is made of coconut shells, carbon, and other eco-friendly solution. The last method of filtering rainwater is through solar pasteurization.

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