Rain Water Harvesting

Rainwater-Harvesting: a Sustainable Solution

Harvesting rainwater makes good sense. It doesn’t contain the dissolved minerals and salts typically found in the well water you might be using to supplement your outdoor water needs. Rain is a good source of water that would otherwise become polluted runoff picking up chemicals and other dangerous waste as it carom­s down streets and gutters on its way to a network of storm drains or the nearest low-lying body of water.


RainCatcher rain water harvesting system
There is evidence that collecting rainwater in cisterns was a common practice in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago, and its origins probably go back much farther than that. In arid climates, or on islands like Gibraltar that lack river systems, trapping and storing large volumes of rainwater is a practical necessity.

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Above is a school in Uganda that RainCatcher added a rain water harvesting system to that provided clean water to the kids and surrounding village.