Collecting rainwater is not only useful for irrigation purposes but by collecting and saving rainwater for future use, you are also helping the environment by water conservation. Water is a valuable resource and if we don’t take care of this resource, it will become scarce and access to water might be difficult in future. Hence, it is necessary to use water sparingly and wisely.
Rain water if not conserved, just goes waste but just imagine if each and every household, and even every commercial property, conserves rain water, how much water we will be able to collect and how much water we will be saving. This water can be used in toilets, for cleaning purposes, and of course, to maintain your landscape.
How to collect rainwater
Collection of rainwater will depend on many factors. First, it depends on your budget as to what type of device you would like to use. Second, you should also take into consideration the rain patterns and your landscape. Here are some ways by which you can collect rainwater effectively.
Underground seepage: A very effective way to collect rainwater, most widely used all over the world, is collecting rainwater underground. It is done by installing retention basins in the ground. The size of the basin will depend on the rain received and the area you need to water. Getting such retention basin should be done before the landscaping.
Such basins are covered with organic matters so that water does not evaporate. These basins are underground and cannot be seen from the surface.
Cistern collection: A cistern is a good way to collect rainwater. Another advantage of cisterns is that it can be installed either underground or above the ground as per your preference. As the above option, the size of the cistern will depend upon your water requirements. This will in turn depend on how much rain you get in a year. Installing such cisterns will prove to be costly though.
However you choose to collect rainwater, remember to first note down what your needs are. A beautiful landscape lifts moods and lends a positive energy not just to the residents of the home but also to the whole surroundings. A landscape maintains needs water and using rainwater to maintain it would be a noble idea. You are thus, also helping in water conservation and contributing to protecting environment.