Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems
13 January 2010
The water collected (or harvested) from the roofs of houses should be put to good use in the home. When using Rainwater Tanks to their fullest potential huge water savings can be realized.
Case in point is Stuart McQuire of Melbourne. By making use of 20300 litres of stored water capacity the McQuires have been free from council or municipality supplied water for 5-years; barring 3 days in the last year when their tanks ran dry. The McQuires correctly use their stored rainwater for household use, i.e bath, shower, laundry and toilet flushing.
In South Africa, Water Rhapsody Conservation Systems offer their unique Grand Opus – an uninterrupted pressurized water supply that sieves collected rainwater, providing the homes’ rainwater tank with clean water ready for household use. This unique system guarantees a water supply at all times by allowing the introduction of mains water should the tank ever run dry.
Read more about Rainwater Harvesting in South Africa