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Rain Water Harvesting and its Storage
« on: January 03, 2012, 10:37:50 PM »
Rain water harvesting system is becoming one of the important amenities of all Kochi apartment . This system provides water for basic needs such as washing, bathing, drinking etc. There are concerns about the possible negative health effects of rain water utilization. Objections are raised regarding its use for washing clothes, personal hygiene and even for toilet flushing due to the probable risks of infection and allergic reactions. But long term investigations by the health offices in Hamburg and Bremen have showed positive results regarding the use of water for washing purposes and confirmed that the rainwater sources do not pose a health risk.

The storage facility for the collection of the rainwater can be of many types with respect to the shape, size and the material of construction. The shape can be cylindrical, rectangular or square. The material of construction used can be reinforced cement concrete, RCC, ferrocement, masonry, plastic (polyethylene) or metal (galvanized iron) sheets. The tanks can be constructed above ground, partly underground or fully underground depending on the available space. To ensure the quality of water stored in the container maintenance measures like cleaning and disinfection are required to be carried out.

Rainwater can also be used to recharge the ground water. It can be charged into the groundwater aquifiers through structures like dugwells, borewells, recharge trenches and recharge pits. Recharge structures are of various types like the ones which promote the percolation of water through strata at shallower depth while others conduct water to greater depths from where it joins the groundwater.
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Rain Water Harvesting and its Storage
« on: January 03, 2012, 10:37:50 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 12:06:56 PM »
I was watching a TV program on the possible severe water problems in the U.S.
The speaker said that the  U.S. is trying to deal with our water problems using 100 year old or older technology.  I believe that a much greater effort needs to be done to catch rain water and store it.  It needs to be stored in such a way to dramatically reduce the amount of evaporation as well. Such as using under ground storage.

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Re: Rain Water Harvesting and its Storage
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 07:15:53 AM »
We probably need to investigate some method of getting a pipeline from the Northern Missisippi River basin that floods pretty much catestrophically every year or so down to the drought ravaged southwestern US. Solve 2 problems at once. We have plenty of empty reservoirs down here in Texas.

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 05:30:32 PM »
I'd think it would be a great idea to collect rainwater if you're in a safe environment, free of heavy industrial enterprise,that may stand to pollute the air with toxic emissions.

Though one might want to check with their State DNRC (Department Natural Resources Environmental Control), so as to be sure rainwater harvesting is legal.


2009 Eco localizer Article = Rainwater Harvesting Legalized in Colorado


2010 Natural News Article = Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water

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Re: Rain Water Harvesting and its Storage
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 12:24:36 PM »
Rain water harvesting and storage business is very popular business and it requires hard work on it.We should store the rain water which will useful to develop or produce an electricity after doing some operation on it.

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