Each property and Rain Harvesting system is affected by a range of individual environmental factors that must be protected against to ensure maximum water quality and volume harvested from your roof. By Applying the 8 Rain Harvesting Steps you can be confident you will capture cleaner rainwater and lots of it by implementing multiple layers of protection to the hazardous pollutants collected during a rain event.
Check out the 8 Rain Harvesting Steps below
Check your roof surface materials is suitable for collecting appropriate quality water and trim overhanging vegetation
Install gutter mesh to prevent leaves and debris from blocking gutters and pipes
Consider your annual rainfall, seasonality, roof surface area and rainwater needs
Use a Maelstrom filter to minimise water loss and a high level tank overflow to boost storage volume
Fit Leaf Eater rain heads or a Maelstrom filter to keep leaves, debris and mosquitoes out of your system
Install first flush diverters to keep the most contaminated rainwater out of your rainwater tank.
Use a tank screen and insect proof screens to keep out leaves, mosquitoes and animals
Install an air gap to prevent stormwater backflow
Use a wet-dry valve or first flush inground diverter to drain your pipes in between rainfall events
Install a Maelstrom or solar shield to block sunlight and prevent algae growth
Use an appropriate rainwater filter after your pump to reduce sediment, colour and odour.
Install a tank gauge to regularly monitor your water level and usage
Use a Mozzie Stoppa Easy-Clean for simple overflow maintenance
Find the best system for your situation by applying
the 8 Rain Harvesting steps in the next pillar. Go To Pillar 4