Rainwater Collection Filters and Rainwater Storage System
The importance of water to humanity has remained consistent over the years. From one civilization to the next, massive shifts and changes have occurred in every part of society, but the need for fresh, clean water has not only remained, it has increased. One of the main concerns to modern civilization is climate change that is currently occurring across the world, with varying effects. Individual water use has also steadily increased, particularly in urban areas, which compounds any problems caused purely by a changing climate.
Efforts have been stepped up to look for ways to get reliable, sustainable alternative water supply as well as encouraging an overall reduction in water use. Rainwater harvesting systems are an appropriate solution for these circumstances. The systems are designed to capture as much water as they can, from even limited rainfall. You will be surprised how much water you can collect even in a fairly dry climate. With a rainwater storage tank installed, water can be collected, stored and then filtered before use to get rid of impurities.
These types of systems are comprised of various components at different stages of the process. First the rainwater falls onto the collection area, then the water is transported to the storage container through gutters and pipes. Finally there is the (optional but beneficial) filtration stage as the water is piped into the house or to garden taps and hoses. The most common components in these systems include catchment, pipes, filters and pumps among other accessories.
The catchment process is done through the designated surface which directly receives rainfall and provides water to be stored and used. This surface can be a paved area like a terrace, a courtyard of a building or a roof. The most common collection area is the roof of the house.
Out of all these processes the rainwater collection filter systems are one of the most important parts of the rainwater harvesting process. The first flush device is the first step in the rainwater filtration systems, this simple device is a manual valve designed to make sure that the first runoff from the initial rainfall is flushed out and does not enter the system. This process is essential because more often than not the initial flow of water carries a lot of impurities and pollutants from the air and also from the dirty surfaces of the catchment platform. The first flush diverter goes on the down pipe that connects to the tank inlet, and if you have more than one downpipe going into your tank or tanks you will need the matching number of diverters.
Rainwater collection filters of various types can be used to remove smaller contaminants and pollutants that have made it into the tank with the rainwater. There are different types of filters that have different abilities. Some are designed to just filter rainwater for external use, others can carry out a complete filtration process that will make water suitable for drinking, washing and cooking. The best way is to do your research and ask a reputable seller what kind of filter they would recommend for your situation.