Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

Rain water harvesting is the process of accumulation of rain water and making use of it. The harvested water is used for irrigation, storage and drinking purposes as well.  It helps us utilise our water resources in a better manner.

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

Rain water harvesting is really important because surface water is not enough to meet our needs. Moreover, water is a non-renewable source of energy, and rain water harvesting helps in the conservation of water.

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

Due to urbanisation, infiltration of rain water into soil has decreased drastically which has also affected the level of ground water. Therefore, the process of rain water harvesting can help us in the times of water scarcity.  

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

Due to increasing population, the need for water will obviously increase. Since water is a non-renewable source of energy, it is important to harvest water so that our future generations have adequate resources of water.

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

Rain water harvesting systems are easy to install and operate. They can be set up with local elements. 

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

Recharge pits, trenches, dug wells, recharge wells, storage tanks and down pipes are used to conserve rain water. The conserved water can be either used for household purposes or to supplement the sub-soil water level and increase urban greenery. 

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

Rain water can also be harvested by establishing slanting roof tops. The slopes of the roof tops help collect the rain water. Although roof top harvested water cannot be used for drinking purposes, it can surely be used for gardening purposes, cleaning bathrooms, washing cars and many other such purposes.

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

Rain water harvesting is also used to recharge ground water by refilling aquifers. Aquifers are spots from where ground water is accessible.

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits
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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

Before collecting rain water, roof tops and rain water harvesting devices should be cleaned properly. The first week of rain should be allowed to clean things. 

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

Rain water is the purest form of water and can help people living in urban areas who usually experience water shortage. Moreover, it can also reduce your water bills.

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits
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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits

Harvesting rain water can prevent soil erosion in many areas which experience heavy rainfall. Also, the optimum use of rainfall can reduce floods in many areas.

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Rain Water Harvesting and its Benefits
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