What Exactly Are Rainwater Systems?

The phrase rainwater system refers to all the equipment needed to capture rainwater from rooftops or the ground and subsequently storing it to use in the future use. These systems are also known as rainwater catchments, and using them are referred to as rainwater harvesting.
Rainwater rooftop systems are normally seen in developing nations in order to capture rainwater to use for irrigation or to water livestock. In countries that have public water systems, rainwater systems are still in use to capture water to water lawns. Rainwater does contain contaminates which means it is not fit for human consumption.

Standard rooftop rainwater systems will capture rain that comes off a roof, and will then store it in filtration catchments and a tank. A filtering rainwater system will carry the water from a downspout to an underground catchment, after which it will be put through a sand filter and stored in a tank. This same can be done with above-ground tanks too.

Portable systems come with special filtration equipment, so it is safe for people to drink. The water can be carried to above ground with the aid of a pump, however, to bring it into a house will need a more sophisticated filtration system. A filter which is a reverse osmosis is used to make sand-filtered rainwater fit for people to use.

Ground-level rainwater systems harvest rainwater using natural materials. These are referred to as hillside catchments, due to the fact they are made using a hill slope to catch and filter the water. Rainwater will run down into a catchment pool which has been damned up. The water will be pulled using gravity through natural filters and then collected in a depression in the land, known as either a tank or a cistern.

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