Rainwater harvesting is a way of saving the rainwater which would normally flow off a roof and down the drain, and recycling it to use it in toilets, for gardening, watering the lawn, and washing your car, instead of treated drinking (potable) water.
Yes, in schools, hospitals, offices, commercial premises, rainwater can typically be used for toilets, vehicle washing, watering the lawn and watering gardens.
Depending on your normal usage, it can save 30 to 50% of the treated drinking water from the mains in houses and up to and up to 80% of the treated drinking water in a business or commercial building.
Rainwater harvesting can save the average household about 1,300 gallons of water over the course of a typical summer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. With a RAINGODDESS™ system, you can use the water to irrigate the lawn, wash your car and water your landscaping. This saves more pure drinking water for cooking and bathing and lowers your water bill.
A RAINGODDESS™ system usually ranges from 50 to 80 gallons and has a spigot for filling watering cans and a connection for a soaker hose.
Filtered, untreated rainwater should only be used for non- drinking or bathing purposes: toilet flushing, gardens and vehicles or watering the lawn.
No, it can be installed in existing buildings.
No, RAINGODDESS™ systems can be used at businesses, schools, and more.
To save on water bills and to use a precious resource responsibly to make a difference in our environment.
Rainwater can be wonderfully pure when it falls through unpolluted air directly into a clean, properly constructed container. The rain that falls in cities or flows across outdoor basins, roofs and other open air surfaces on its way to a barrel is another story. Contamination from animal feces, dead insects, engine oil, car exhaust, lead paint and other substances can make drinking it a health hazard. RAINGODDESS™ doesn’t recommend that you drink the water captured in your system.
No, collection re-use of rainwater from roofs can be traced back thousands of years in hot, dry countries around the Mediterranean. In continental Europe, some 100,000 are installed annually; Germany has been using and refining the technology since the early 80s.