Harvesting Rainwater in Dallas
The uses and benefits of rainwater collection are innumerable. When properly collected and handled, rainwater can frequently all but replace tap water sources. It is low in sodium, free of chemicals, and best of all – free! As a result Dallas rainwater harvesting continues to grow in popularity.
The practice of rainwater collection only makes sense. After all, the majority of water we use is not for consumption. Instead it goes for bathing, washing clothes, watering plants, washing cars, flushing toilets, etc. Rainwater collection can serve all of these purposes for free. Greatly reducing utility costs. Additionally, the practice helps to keep the environment in tip-top condition by helping to reduce flooding and erosion in heavily prone areas.
Rainwater is free of man-made pollutants and chemicals, including chlorination. As a result it is often the better option. Since rainwater helps to flush the salt buildup from plants and soil, it helps plants to grow stronger and quicker, often cutting down on overall landscaping maintenance costs while providing a healthier environment.
Unlike tap water, which is typically referred to as “hard” water, rain is “soft”. This is part of what makes it such a better option than traditional tap water in household use. The chemicals that make tap water harsh also contribute to lime buildup in drainage pipes and washing machines. Leading to quicker breakdown and plumbing issues. With rainwater this is simply not a concern. Additionally, the lack of adulterants in rainwater means that most cleaning can be done with less detergents and soap and fewer harsh chemicals, also cutting down on overall household costs.
Dallas TX Rainwater Collection and Harvesting
Although barrels were once the only popular option for rainwater collection, several alternative options now exist. In fact, many modern rainwater collectors, such as though provided by Accurate Leak and Line, acquire water from gutters, turning the roof into a catchment. From there the water is shuttled to above-ground or underground systems that are often linked directly to the household plumbing. While in storage, aeration keeps water constantly moving. As a result, mosquitoes, stagnation, and other past concerns are no longer a problem. Making it possible, with a good system, to store safe, clean, collected rainwater nearly indefinitely. Once the underground tank runs out of rainwater, systems can be set up to automatically switch over to commercial water.
Even though there are costs associated with setting up and maintaining a proper rainwater collection system, these costs are easily offset by the savings that accompany the use of harvested water. In no time, even pricier systems pay for themselves. Families are able to lead more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyles with no real sacrifice. As a result, Dallas rainwater harvesting continues to grow in popularity as revolutionary companies design better models for storage and usage.