Ideal uses for rainwater
INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOME
There is no higher quality source of water available to us than rainwater. Unlike water captured in dams which requires an extensive treatment process to ensure a quality fit for human consumption, rainwater that is collected on roofs and stored appropriately represents a sustainable source of water ideal for use inside and outside the home.
By using rainwater for toilet flushing, laundry and garden use alone, it can reduce mains water requirements of a typical household by 70%. If hot water systems are supplied with rain water, this reduction can be as high as 85%!
Click here for more information about our main uses of water.
We welcome the steps that various government authorities in Australia are taking to encourage more widespread use of rainwater in the home. Some jurisdictions have already moved to require the construction of new homes to include rainwater tanks to supply water for toilet flushing, laundry and outside uses. Many local Councils are providing rebates to homeowners that install rainwater systems into new or existing dwellings.
Rain Harvesting Pty Ltd manufactures a complete range of rainwater goods and gutter mesh systems that improve water quality and reduce maintenance.
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