might be time to develop some good sustainable water management
procedures in and around your home. it always rains sometime and if
the tank isn't installed then you won't capture any water, each 1mm of
rain that falls onto a 100 ssq/mtr roof collection area is 1,000
litres of water. in from oz and we are going through a solid drought
now for over 10 years, had good rains of recent times but although
many are fooled that does not mean the end of the drought
first i would suggest installing a substantial capacity rainwater tank
or tanks as well as rain drums/barrels at other downpipes.
secondly heavy mulching around gardens and trees will not only
conserve moisture it will insulate the root runs from the extremes of
third start to think along the lines of using all water that use use
more than once ie.,.
1 we use our shower water and some of our laundry water to flush
solids only in our toilets by using buckets, don't waste good drinking
water flushing urine, mine goes to a bucket then to the gardens &
2 laundry water should go to the gardens or trees we have a good
recipe for homemade laundry gel that is garden friendly on our site.
3 use a plastic or similar basin in the kitchen sink (no dishwashers
they are resource wastefull) and using an earth friendly detergent
that water is great on the gardens, we use less detergent with
rainwater. we also only wash our dishes every second day, and any
incidental rinse type water gets saved and used on the gardens.
no matter waht all the industry promoted advertising hype about
washing machines the best type of machine for water and possibly even
power saving is the humble twin tub, almost can't be beaten.
you need to become a water miser.
with the tank we bought we have turned off our town water tap for a
lot of months now. and of late with some good rain fall the laundry
water and some dish water ahs gone to the sewerage to be recycled for
otehrs to drink. though we always use grey water for the toilet.
With peace and brightest of blessings,
len & bev
"Be Content With What You Have And
May You Find Serenity and Tranquillity In
A World That You May Not Understand."