What is rainwater harvesting / water capturing?
It simply means catching and holding rain where it falls and using it. You can store it in tanks either above or under the ground.

bm620Does it work?
Yes. Our ancestors harvested rain just as naturally as they tilled the ground to grow crops. We lost touch with these local solutions. But now, as the taps dry up, more and more people are reviving this age-old system and practicing it very successfully.

Can I harvest rain in my own house?
Yes you can. Structures to harvest rain require little space. An above the ground tank is most common for residential applications, but underground tanks are available as well. Rooftops are most commonly used as your catchment (surface to catch rain).

How much will it cost?
It varies, depending on the area of your roof and other structures that you will use to harvest rain. But rainwater harvesting does not require major construction work, so the expenses suit most of our pockets. Rain barrels cost as little as $100 and solutions go up from there. Call for more information or a free quote

Who will build it and how long will it take?
You need someone who understands rainwater harvesting. It is simple but it still needs someone who has experience in the principles of rainwater harvesting. A certified carpenter and / or plumber should be able to install these systems. It’s a natural fit for skilled eavetrough installers, as the eaves system is used to fill the tanks!

Who will it benefit?
You. Your groundwater will be recharged. But as groundwater moves, your neighbourhood will gain too. So for best results, get all your neighbours to become rainwater harvesters as well.

What will be the quality of water?
The cleanest rainwater is from our rooftops, but is not potable. This water is strictly for outside uses. There are filters to keep most dirt and debris out of your tanks.

Does it require a lot of maintenance?
Once or twice a year, at very little cost. Remember rainwater harvesting means that you have to get involved. Harvest rain. Learn the value of each raindrop.