What is Rainwater Harvesting?
Rainwater harvesting is the collection of rainwater for reuse on-site rather than encouraging run off. Rooftop rainwater harvesting is when the collection surface is a roof, and is the most common type of residential rainwater harvesting. If contamination is minimal rainwater provides a sustainable and high quality source of water.
Two notions to dispell immediately:
That rainwater harvesting is a dated technology that has little real-world practicability.
That rainwater harvesting has poor results that make the water unpleasant and difficult to use.
Even though capturing rainwater had been accomplished as much as 4,000 years ago in India, Greece, and Palestine, rainwater harvesting technology has been continually developed since then and has adopted many of the practices used in modern water systems. Current design standards have created a foundation to ensure rainwater harvesting systems produce water of high quality that will safeguard human and public health.
Cleanflo rainwater harvesting systems proactively limit contaminants by utilizing the preventative approach to water supply. This is accomplished by limiting initial contaminants in the rain water or source water. This is compared to the current avenue to water treatment of retroactively removing contaminants from the source water (i.e. well, lake, river or pond). Using the proactive preventive approach, rainwater becomes far less expensive than other water sources because it is much easier to treat and does not need to be moved large distances. Cleanflo rainwater harvesting systems can supply 100% of your water needs for minimal ongoing costs.
A correctly designed rainwater harvesting system includes the 7 major components described below. Prefilter, Rainwater Tank, Calming Inlet, Floating Filter, Skimming Overflow, Pump, and Treatment. Cleanflo Water Technologies’ design process is suitable for residential to large commercial systems for any water applications and demand requirements.
A properly designed rainwater harvesting system can supply all your water needs.
With the upcoming CSA standards, even drinking water!
Rainwater is a free, sustainable, renewable high quality water source!
Healthier and Faster
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Determine how much rainwater you can collect from your roof. Select your province and enter your roof area.
Volume of Rain harvested each year
Watering with a pump
Loads of Laundry
Please view the Rainwater Tank Sizing Page for prices for a full rainwater harvesting report for your property.
Using 55-years of daily rainfall data from nearly 400 weather monitoring stations across the country. Cleanflo tank sizing simulation provides a very detailed report about the most effective system to meet your water needs.