We are all keen to make use of rainwater which naturally falls onto our properties, rather than seeing it simply being flushed to waste, so here are the pros and cons to carefully consider, so that you can make an informed choice.
A simple internet search will bring up the same results:
Low Maintenance Costs - Lower Water Bills - Great for Irrigation - Reduces Ground Water Demand - Reduces Soil Erosion and Floods - Multi Purpose.
High Energy Maintenance - High starting costs - Chemical roof seepage is harmful to plants - Storage limits - Unreliable rainfall
However, we feel there are a few other points which should be considered and some of these contradicting the Pros.
We consider that a well or borehole is the Ultimate Rainwater Harvesting System as groundwater is naturally replenished during any rainfall. Water is available on demand without the need of having to wait for rainfall to fill up systems.
If the well or borehole is going to be used for garden irrigation, then no form of water treatment is required. If, however, if you would like to use the water for both garden and domestic household use, then we would recommend having a Daro Ultraviolet Water Disinfection System installed to ensure that the water supply is bacteria free.
We hope this blog will assist you in making an informed choice and please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We hope you will agree that a well or borehole is indeed the Ultimate Rainwater Harvesting System.