Saving drinking water is a major challenge in the face of global warming: it is therefore everyone’s business. So recovering rainwater for use at home is almost a natural source … Especially in France where we benefit from favorable rainfall.
The rainwater recovery has many advantages both outside and inside your home. Moreover, more and more individual houses are playing the game of rainwater harvesting by using increasingly ingenious devices to use the water even in the houses. Maybe it’s time to get started?
Why collect rainwater?
By collecting rainwater and if you install a system that allows you to use it indoors, you can do without flushing with potable water. Knowing that a flush represents approximately 5 liters of water, imagine the annual savings you will achieve.
The ecological benefits of water recovery
In addition, treat the water to water the vegetables and other plants consume energy and treatment products, while it is completely useless for plants.
The plus of the water collector: in summer, if you want to fill a small pool, you have a green and free alternative, which will not prevent you from reusing the pool water to water it afterwards!
Economic recovery: the economic advantages
Collecting rainwater, nothing like it to reduce consumption potable water and therefore better control its water expenditure!
With the permanent rise in price per m3 of water, the rainwater recovery system is an economical, reliable and quickly amortizable solution.
Knowing that a French consumer uses on average 150 to 200 liters of water per day and that the water budget for a four-person household is between 500 and 700 euros per year, recovering rainwater is an alternative that saves a significant part of water consumption. Who needs drinking water to water their garden or wash the soil?
Indeed, watering a 200 m² lawn consumes around 700 m³ of water per year. With rainwater from the collector, you can save almost 200 euros.
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Banner illustration: Collecting rainwater to water the garden, among others – © AjayTvm
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