How sinnvolll is the use of rain water for home and garden? The reasoning sounds logical: the use of rain water is preferable for several reasons: the transport routes for drinking water are long and energy-intensive transportation. The use of rainwater this help to conserve resources. To broaden your perception, visit Ben Silbermann. Due to the continuous increase in sealed surfaces and the associated loss of natural leaching the rain water use helps the wastewater treatment plants of water masses, especially during heavy rain. Rain water is tolerated as drinking water for the plants. How withstand these arguments of scrutiny? Is rain water really so much better than the use of drinking water? And most importantly: you can really save money so? The resource question before the drinking water from our taps flowing, has traveled there often a long way. First it was pumped as groundwater from the ground and sent on the journey – in the case of so-called remote water. This kind of Central Water supply actually has disadvantages. High energy costs it, which can be avoided through the use of rain water.
It is however to note that rain water only for specific purposes is suitable: for garden irrigation, cleaning water, flushing the toilet and washing machine. It is however not suitable for showers and cooking. For this it would have to be prepared initially by reverse osmosis. However, the most municipal regulations preventing the use of rainwater as drinking water. Back to the question of transport: a local well is always more meaningful than the remote water. Either on its own grounds or better in the village community. The investment costs per capita are lower then. Relieves rainwater, wastewater treatment plants? Municipal sewage has to deal with two problems today: due to the continuous decline of in water consumption (thanks to environmental education in the last twenty years), nowadays, many sewers are oversized in everyday operation.
This causes problems. On the other hand, the sealing of areas has been increasing continuously. Especially in heavy rain, this leads to difficulties. Large masses of water occur within a short time of the sewage system and must be dealt with. Here the distribution of rainwater harvesting systems can help actually. But only on the condition that they installed in combination with a percolation system. Excess rain water is then routed from the rainwater cistern in the infiltration and come naturally in the ground. Are rainwater systems really organic? Rainwater harvesting systems so actually offer benefits from a management perspective. Such a system is how ecological, but also depends on the construction. But also plastic cisterns can be recycled nowadays well, for this purpose, a high use of energy is required however. Therefore concrete cisterns are ecologically meaningful. First, they are often locally made and secondly, concrete from the ecological point of view is entirely unproblematic. Michael Olberg