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A large number of homeowners who live in areas that receive a lot of rainfall choose to harvest such water for residential use. This helps to reduce the homeowner's reliance on the mains water supply, thereby reducing the water utility bills at the end of each billing period.
If you're moving into a pre-owned house, it's likely that there are several improvements that you would want to undertake around the residential premises. This article discusses three improvements for homeowners who are keen on harvesting rainwater.
Gutters: Steel Vs FRP
The gutters used for rainwater harvesting in a large number of modern homes are made of steel. Steel gutters are preferred for their resistance to corrosion in the face of constant exposure to rain water. These gutters are also preferred for the fact that they're relatively low-maintenance.
However, rainwater gutters made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) may be a better alternative for the DIY-minded homeowner. For one, using fiberglass-reinforced plastic gutters eliminates the need to worry about corrosion on residential gutters. FRP products won't corrode because the raw materials used in their fabrication are non-metallic.
Secondly, rainwater gutters made of steel need to be painted after installation to prevent corrosion. Steel gutters will often need to be re-painted to maintain this protection. Gutters made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic need not be painted (and re-painted) after they've been installed.
Rainwater Tank: Steel, Aluminium, Fiberglass, or Concrete
The rainwater tank is perhaps the "heart'" of a residential rainwater harvesting system. Homeowners have various options at their disposal when looking for a rainwater tank. These options include steel tanks, aluminium tanks, fiberglass tanks and tanks made of concrete.
Steel tanks and aluminium tanks are perhaps the most commonly used for residential rainwater harvesting. However, steel tanks are often less vulnerable to corrosion, and they're preferred over their aluminium counterparts for this reason. A common problem associated with metal rainwater tanks is that they're known to deposit tiny sediments of the metal into the rainwater stored within the tank. The presence of aluminium sediments in rainwater is linked to various health complications.
Fiberglass rainwater tanks are often more expensive than their metallic counterparts. However, they're preferred for the fact that the composite nature of the tank material eliminates chances of sediments being deposited into stored rain water.
Concrete rainwater tanks are often installed below the ground level. Thus, a concrete tank would be a good choice for a homeowner who has to work with limited space (above the ground) for the installation of a rainwater tank.Share
2 June 2016