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Water Collection System
How Do We Provide Water For 8 to 9 Billion
Water Conservation is one of the most important topics being discussed among
sustainability advocates. Right now millions of homes across the globe are on
strict water-rationing protocols. In some arid and troubled regions like Sudan,
other parts of Africa, Haiti, Egypt and many more including the central California
farm belt, water shortages are taking their toll on thousands of human lives.
Conventional food growing is not even a possibility because of limited water
resources in these challenged environments.
The answer is rain water collection.
Rainwater harvesting is the accumulating and storing of rainwater for reuse before it reaches the aquifer. It has been used to provide drinking water, water for livestock, water for irrigation, as well as other typical uses. Rainwater collected from the roofs of houses can make an important contribution to the availability of drinking water. In some cases, rainwater may be the only available, or economical, water source. Rainwater harvesting systems can be simple to construct from inexpensive local materials, and are successful in most habitable locations. Household rainfall catchment systems are appropriate in areas with an average rainfall greater than 200 mm (7.9 in) per year. Rain water should always be filtered before drinking but can be used in many other ways unfiltered. Countries like Australia are requiring all new homes to have rain water catchment systems.