Saving precious rainwater for a sunny day (Video)


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Categories: Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is a technology used for collecting and storing rainwater from rooftops, the land surface or rock catchments using simple techniques such as jars and pots as well as more complex techniques such as underground check dams.

The techniques usually found in Asia and Africa arise from practices employed by ancient civilizations within these regions and still serve as a major source of drinking water supply in rural areas. Commonly used systems are constructed of three principal components; namely, the catchment area, the collection device, and the conveyance system. (source An Introduction to Rain Water Catchment System)

A coupole of months ago, San Diego saw a generous amount of rain, and even a bit of snow. While it isn't nearly enough to end California's drought, San Diegans are still doing all they can to capture the rainwater and harvest it.

via CBS8

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