Nowadays, most of the developed countries see homeowners satisfy their water needs through piped line systems, and even an increasing proportion of the developing world (that previously used to rely more on wells or similar unrestricted water sources) has gradually transferred to this method of water acquisition. The use of piped lines translates to a monthly water bill, and if you are (or your family is) likely to use a lot of water, it is not too hard to see hefty amounts of money drained on water bills.
However, even homeowners that are confined to these piped line systems may find some relief in a specific type of unrestricted water source: rainwater. As you would know, rainwater, whilst not any more acceptable as a potable water source, is ideal for tasks that involve cleaning, gardening, washing and the like. If you live in a rainy region of the world, rainwater can easily bring down the water bill expenses of your home – and even if you live in a drier region, you can still expect a lower bill at least in the rainy seasons (whether that is winter or summer) or the monsoons.
You can easily find many different varieties of rainwater tanks – both online and otherwise. The industry has grown from the old roof storage tank systems to include more flexible storage options that feature storage tanks such as the bladder tanks. The development is such that there is an increasing number of non-obstructing tank varieties that prioritize maintaining the aesthetic of your home by concealing their presence under the deck or flooring of your home.
Furthermore, there is also an added feature to many of the newest rainwater tanks, such as in the form of UV treatments that allows them to become potable water tanks thanks to the fact that they can filter the rainwater. Thus, this erases the only negative that rainwater possessed, making it possible for rainwater to be used just as you would with your primary water source.
Accordingly, it is clear that a rainwater tanks is a definitive plus for any home to possess, and you can count on it to increase the overall value of your home in the real estate market. However, you should also know that many countries have stringent regulations with regards to water sources to avoid contaminations and waterborne diseases – you will most definitely have to consult your local council before you can install a rainwater tank in your home. Regardless of this fact, you should also know that most countries have favourable stances when it comes to water conservation, which means you won’t be facing too many legal annoyances.