Low Tech - Rainwater Harvesting

Caitlyn Grayston
Note by Caitlyn Grayston, updated more than 1 year ago
Caitlyn Grayston
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A-Level Geography (A Level Technological Fix) Note on Low Tech - Rainwater Harvesting, created by Caitlyn Grayston on 06/02/2017.

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Rainwater harvesting is a technique used for collecting, storing and using rainwater. By using rainwater harvesting systems to supply water for some/all of our requirements, you can reduce your dependence on mains water.Environmental Impacts: Alternative to aquifers and reservoirs Prevents impact of rainfall run-off on local environment Rainwater good for gardens Reduces demand on ground water Social Impacts: No chemicals added to drinking water Value in fresh natural rainwater Helpful if mains water is not available to your property Not aesthetically pleasing Economic Impacts: Expensive to set up Saves money on water bills Stores water at economical cost Cash back rebate plans for those who install a rainwater tank Water cost is high Not cost effective

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