Rain Water Harvesting
Harvesting Rain as a Sustainable Solution
Collecting water when it rains makes good sense. It doesn’t contain the dissolved minerals and salts typically found in the well water and, uncollected, would otherwise become runoff picking up chemicals and other dangerous waste as it travels down streets and gutters on its way to the nearest low-lying body of water.
Here’s How it Works:
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.
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.