Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting, storing and distribution of rainwater from a collection area, for use inside and outside a residential or commercial building. The collection area is typically the roof of the building. Other collection areas such as ground pavements, yards and sporting fields are also common, provided that a proper water treatment component is included.
The Importance of Rainwater harvesting
Being the driest continent on earth, rainwater harvesting could be the only water supply available in some rural communities in Australia. Harvested rainwater can be used for cooking, drinking, sanitary and irrigation applications.
Even with an available water supply, you should consider employing rainwater harvesting in your property. The immediate benefit includes lower utility costs. The less obvious benefit or having a rainwater harvesting process in your property is the reduction in the surface water level.
Rainwater Harvesting and the Reduction in the Surface Water Level
Water build-up for either roof or soil could have a negative impact on many structural components. Water weakens the soil strength and if not managed properly, could weaken the foundation, particularly in areas where there is a heavy concentration of clay.
Choose Neilly Davies to Design your Rainwater Harvesting System
Neilly Davies hydraulic engineers have over 35 years experience in the design of rainwater harvesting systems. Our engineers have designed rainwater harvesting systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
For more information about our rainwater harvesting system design services or to discuss your project in more detail, call us now 1300 730 340.