Rainwater Harvesting for Your Home Herb Garden

Rain is grace;rain is the sky condescending to the earth;
without rain, there would be no life.

– John Updike

Oval Rain Barrel
Exaco 73 Gallon Oval Rain Barrel
Exaco 73 Gallon Oval Rain Barrel

Implement Rainwater Harvesting for Your Home Herb Garden
Demand of water is increasing day by day . Not only do we need water to cook , bathe and wash linen, water is also used heavily in industries as an universal solvent, for cleaning purposes, generating electricity and farming in agriculture. An urban citizen requires almost double the amount of water compared to the rural citizen. Water bodies are disappearing due to rapid urbanization , construction of buildings and loss of green cover. We cannot deny the fact that water preservation is everybody’s business.

According to a latest research and technology used by Japan’s Sanyo firm rainwater on roof top reduces heat penetration in the building which translates to energy savings and reduction of electricity bill. This system uses ozone for sterilization, de-odorization, de-coloration, removal of virus and organic matter. Bacteria and algae may develop in rain water stored in tank. Ozone purifies the water and leaves no residues as it is converted to oxygen due to its oxidizing properties.

Palm Rain Barrel, 50-Gallon, Terra Cotta
Good Ideas IMP-L50-TC Impressions Palm Rain Barrel, 50-Gallon, Terra Cotta
Good Ideas IMP-L50-TC Impressions Palm Rain Barrel, 50-Gallon, Terra Cotta

Essential Components Of Rainwater Harvesting System
The necessary components of a complete rainwater system comprises of catchments ,gutters, mesh, filters, conduits, storage tanks and recharged trenches , pits. Catchments are the barrels, tanks or artificial ponds that directly receive the rainwater through rainfall, pipes and drains. It can also be a paved area of terrace or roof-top. The roof should be made of reinforced cement concrete (RCC), galvanised iron or corrugated sheets for rain water harvesting. Mesh is required to check the debris. Gutters are the the channels to collect the water from all possible origins and slope. Bamboo or beterl trunks can be used for this purpose. Conduits are pipelines usually made of polyvinyl chloride that carry rainwater from the catchment or rooftop to the harvesting system. A first flush device is used to flush out the first spell of rain. This is essential since the first spell of rain carries relatively large amount of pollutants from the atmosphere.

Rainwater Purification and Storage
Rainwater is purified with a filter that is used to remove suspended pollutants. A filter unit is a chamber filled with layers of fibre, coarse sand and gravel to remove debris and dirt from water before it enters the storage tank or recharge units. Charcoal and alum can be added for further filtration.

For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the water which is essential for flora and fauna. We have turned the precious resource into a garbage destination where all industrial wastes and drainage flow.

Bamboo Constructed Offices Integrated in a Tropical Forest with a Rainwater Harvesting Pond
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Bamboo Constructed Offices Integrated in a Tropical Forest with a Rainwater Harvesting Pond
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