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Rainwater Collection - How It Works & The Benefits
What is rainwater collection?
Rainwater collection, or rainwater harvesting, is the collection and subsequent storage of rain from roofs, or from a surface catchment. The water is generally stored in rainwater tanks or directed into mechanisms which recharge groundwater.
Rainwater can be used for washing laundry, flushing toilets, pools and showers. It can be used for drinking if the correct treatment is used first.
Rainwater harvesting can provide lifeline water for human consumption, reduce water bills and the need to build reservoirs, which require the use of valuable land.
What are the benefits of rainwater collection?
- No chlorine in the water – good for the garden!
- More control over your water supply.
- Increased self-sufficiency.
- Reduces storm-water runoff from your home or business.
- A system can be retrofitted, with ease, to an existing building.
- Rainwater collection can be particularly useful in areas of New Zealand where water restrictions are prominent.
- Reduce water costs if your water supply is metered.
Why use Ecobob to get 3 Free Quotes for Rainwater Collection?
- Professional rainwater tank suppliers listed with Ecobob will help you locate, determine size and shape, and the material of the water tank needed. They will also ensure that all council requirements are met.
- Rainwater collection tanks come in a range of styles and sizes. By letting Ecobob know your requirements in the quote request form, we make sure that you are matched with the company that can best supply your requirements.
- A licensed plumber is required to install a rainwater tank.
- A building consent is often required for rainwater tanks, Ecobob suppliers will be able to help you council consents. A rainwater tank used for garden irrigation usually does not require consent.
What is the cost of a rainwater tank?
An above ground rainwater tank costs between $3,000 to $4,000, installed.