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Maintaining your rainwater harvesting system

Maintaining your rainwater harvesting system

Whether your rainwater collection system is as simple as a waterspout that leads to a water tank or as advanced as an underground set-up, one thing is certain – a rainwater harvesting system needs to be maintained. Keeping an eye on it does not only mean that your equipment lasts longer, but is an easy way to ensure that the quality of your water remains fit for human use. A simple task can make an easy job even easier and with very little effort. Here are 3 important steps you can take to ensure the quality of your water:

Roof maintenance

Your roof is the first step in your rainwater harvesting system. It is pretty much where it all starts. Keeping your roof clean will prevent filth from building up and contaminating your water. If you are one of those people that wash your roof, try to use eco-friendly products that contain little to no chemicals.

A clean gutter is a healthy gutter

Depending on where you live gutters should be checked on a regular basis. If you live in an area with a lot of forestation then gutters should be checked and clean more often opposed to areas with fewer trees. Always check and clean gutters before the rainy season and at least once or twice during the season to ensure they remain clean. Check for build up and like the roof, when cleaning, use eco-friendly products.

Check your rainwater harvesting tank

Tools and accessories for rainwater harvestings systems are quality items that are made to ensure the longevity of your structure. It does not, however, mean that they should not be maintained. Water storage tanks should be fully emptied and cleaned at least once every five years. Again, clean with eco-friendly products that contain little to no chemicals. It is also important to maintain the area around the tank. A clean area around your tank will help prevent damage occurring to your tank and help keep unexpected bugs or contaminants from entering your water supply.

Following these steps improve the quality of your entire system. To find out more ways to maintain your rainwater harvesting system give us a call. Our expert consultants are waiting for your call.