Rainwater collection: use the weather to save on the water bill

Follow our tips for rainwater collection and learn how to use it around your home.

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Rainwater collection: use the weather to save on the water bill

Did you know that collecting rainwater has a myriad of benefits? It can not only minimise your environmental impact but also save you money on bills. Plus, rainwater is one of the purest sources of water as it doesn’t contain any chemicals used for sanitisation. Here we’ll provide tips for rainwater collection at home and teach you how to make use of it.

If you’re using good quality products like Cif to deep clean around your home then you could use rainwater and soap for everyday cleaning in-between deep cleans.

What is rainwater harvesting?

Rainwater harvesting is the process by which you collect and store rainwater as it falls, instead of allowing it flow away into the ground or gutters and drains.

How to start domestic rainwater harvesting

There is a simple way to become a rain collector and start saving the planet and money. You will need to outlay an initial sum of money to invest in a rainwater collection system, which will include a storage tank for the water collected. Once this is in place, you can collect the rainwater, start to use it, and start saving money.

What can you use rainwater for?

Rain water is one of the purest sources of water which means it is perfect for a number of different activities around your home. Now you know how to collect rainwater, here are some ways you can use it around your home.

  • If you have invested in proper storage for the rainwater, you can use it to wash clothes. This is particularly useful in areas with hard water.
  • Rainwater is perfect for flushing your toilet. It will also help to remove debris that may otherwise clog your pipes.
  • As well as using the rainwater in your home, why not use it in the garden? Give your flowerbed a healthy amount of water on dry days without worrying about the cost.
  • Don’t stop at plants either – give your car some rainwater too! Simply fill up a bucket with rainwater and soap and get scrubbing the dirt and grime from your wheels, windscreen and more.

With these tips for how to harvest water and make best use of it, you can be sure that you are not only helping the environment but saving money too.

Key Steps

To use rainwater effectively at home, remember to:

  • Invest in a rainwater collection system to collect water safely.
  • Use rainwater to clean your car, your clothes and your home!
  • Water plants with rainwater to cut back on your consumption of piped water supplies.

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