This rainwater harvesting system is designed to be the primary source for potable water, with a backup water source of hauled water. Based on the initial analysis this system can harvest approximately 48,000 litres annually. The system harvest water from the entire home and garage. This provides approximately 50 - 80 % of all the water needs of the client. The only option this client has, like all rural clients have, is to drill a well or have water hauled into a cistern. The well is very common although drilling a well is a gamble as you pay readarless of finding water. Hauling water had less initial cost compared to a well but the ongoing costs were very high. Therefore rainwater harvesting offers the best of both options low initial and ongoing costs.
Cleanflo was approached by the client to design a solution for water for a new home she had being built for an acreage outside Regina near Craven, Saskatchewan. Cleanflo performed a rainwater site analysis for the property to determine the estimated rainwater collection potential from the catchment surfaces of the house and garage.
As this is a potable drinking water system Cleanflo took a very close look at the materials being used, to prevent any contamination leaching into the harvested rain water.
Cleanflo provided a complete package with professional design. Moreover they allowed this home to be built Rain Water Harvesting ready so that there were no additional costs in re-working conventional building facilities to fit our Rain Water Harvesting System. It allowed the variety of contractors to work seamlessly together and to prevent any roadblocks before installation and prevents associated extra costs of re-working.