Articles for: Rainwater Quality

Benefits of Rain Heads When Harvesting Rainwater

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If you have trees surrounding your home or roof capture area, then leaves will no doubt fall or be blown onto there. When it rains, water washes these leaves, as well as sticks, insects and other matter into gutters and downpipes. Unless guarded against, such matter will wash into the pipework and potentially end up ...

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Properly Screening Your Rainwater Tank – Rain Heads, Leaf and Overflow Strainers

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To protect the quality of water in your rainwater tank you will need to screens and strainers to filter out debris, insects and mosquitoes. This article looks at the types of screens and strainers you can install on your tank to help keep your water clean. Rain Heads (Leaf Eaters) Rain heads, also known as ...

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Is Your Rainwater Safe to Bath and Shower In?

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Most people are comfortable with the idea of using rainwater for washing clothes or flushing toilets, but some have reservations about bathing, showering or drinking rainwater. Provided that you take simple precautions, rainwater is perfectly safe to drink (read more in our article Is it Safe to Drink Water from Rainw ...

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