In this expert guide the water reuse and resource management specialists at Water Treatment Services look at the increasing importance of greywater recycling and how this approach can be used to reduce costs, save water and limit our impact on the environment.
This brief guide is about the process of rainwater harvesting and reusing water for alternative purposes. Rainwater harvesting describes the process of capturing of rainwater and water run-off for reuse, as opposed to allowing it to run-off to the drainage system.
Rainwater harvesting is an environmentally friendly process that focuses on capturing, harvesting and then recycling as much rainwater as possible for re-use that would otherwise be lost down drains when it rains.
The most obvious example of rainwater harvesting is when one fits a diverter to a surface water drainpipe so that the rainwater run-off is collected in a water butt or other water storage tank, rather than simply being allowed to discharge to the drain.