Four environmental benefits of rainwater harvesting

environmental benefits of rainwater harvesting

The practice of rainwater harvesting is an important and vital part of developing a sustainable water resource path for any community, here are four environmental benefits of rainwater harvesting:

  1. Rainwater harvesting can reduce stormwater runoff from a property.  The elimination of runoff can reduce contamination of surface water with pesticides, sediment, metals, and fertilisers.
  2. By reducing stormwater runoff, rainwater harvesting can reduce a storm’s peak flow volume and velocity in local creeks, streams, and rivers, thereby reducing the potential for streambank erosion.
  3. Rainwater harvesting systems can be employed as simple and effective methods to meet a council's stormwater management program requirements of individual properties.
  4. It is an excellent source of water for plants and landscape irrigation since it has no chemicals such as fluoride and chloramines (chlorine).

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