Rain Water Harvesting & Water Storage
Never mind saving for a rainy day.
How about saving for a dry one?
Rainwater harvesting is an ancient technique that is enjoying a big revival in popularity around the world. Archeological evidence supports the capture of rainwater as far back as 4000 years ago and ruins of cisterns built as early as 2000 BC are still standing in Israel. Rainwater harvesting is not only useful for wells that are low producing or run dry in the summer, it is also a ecological and economical way to have a green garden in areas that have watering restrictions. This stored water can be used for irrigation, flushing toilets, or washing cars; however, it is non potable and requires extensive treatment for use as tap water.
For example, a house with a roof footprint of 40 feet by 50 feet. The catchment area is 40 x 50 = 2,000 square feet. Assuming the house is in Vancouver, where the annual average rainfall is 38.8 inches per year, the expected rainwater harvest for the 2,000-square-foot roof is: 2,000 x 38.8 x 0.46 = 35,696 gallons of water per year.
There are many types of storage vessels and systems for catching and storing water. Whether you are collecting rain water or need additional water storage for your well EDS has a wide range of tanks and pump systems to meet your needs. Call to speak to one of our experts. 604-534-1115