Monday, February 20, 2017

Rain water catchment

I love these ideas for stand alone rainwater catchment especially for those on farms who need water  away from their main supply. My niece lives on a small holding and is about to start growing seedlings and this is such a great idea for her

garden workbench with homemade rainwater collection - love this!



 about little innovations that make life easier for so many people with eco-friendly solutions. In the area of water conservation  every drop is precious and rain water is one of the purest forms of water before it reaches the ground. It has long been used for non-potable uses and rain water harvesting (RWH) is a technology that has not changed in over 4000 years. Rain saucers aims to do one better by ensuring that RWH produces potable drinking water.
The Rain Saucer looks like an upside down umbrella. It decreases the chances of contamination by ensuring that rain water does not come in contact with building surfaces  It also comes with an inbuilt filter. It was developed by Tom Spargo, who included five components: a food grade polypropylene ’saucer’, pipe fitting, mesh filter, fasteners, and a retention ring for wind resistance. The Saucer harvests about 6.75 gallons per inch of rain and can work with any container. A single 200-liter Rain Saucers system, emptied periodically during the rainy season, can provide a family with seven months of clean drinking water. They have also developed a 18 gallon disaster relief  prototype that can be checked in as luggage.
According , the RainSaucer was designed to scale-up the amount of water that can be harvested. “I simply pondered why it is that this great concept isn’t more widespread and decided it was too much of a ‘project’ and not enough of  a ‘product.’

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