We wrote about this topic all the way back in 2014. We think it bears a repeat for the many folks who are recently learning that rainwater collection is a viable option in the Seattle area and want or need to opt out of using city water.
Do you know that you can collect 624 gallons of water from 1 inch of rain with only 1,000 sq ft of roof area?
That’s water that you can use for irrigation, toilet flushing, laundry, or even whole house potable (drinking) use. That’s right! 624 gallons. If you have a 1,500 square foot roof area in the Seattle area, this equates to 33,642 gallons of available water. Water that you don’t need to pay for.
Here is an innovative way of collecting water in a dry environment.
With water fairly easily accessible in the US, let’s not forget it is a precious resource – a basic human right – that may not be so readily available in other areas of the world.
“Inspired to offer solution to this issue in a creative way, designer Arturo Vittori invented stunning water towers that can harvest atmospheric water vapor from the air. The nearly 30-foot tall WarkaWater towers can collect over 25 gallons of portable water per day, and are comprised of two sections. The first is a semi-rigid exoskeleton built by tying stalks of juncus or bamboo together; the second, an internal plastic mesh similar to the bags oranges are packed in. The nylon and polypropylene fibers act as a scaffold for condensation, and once droplets of dew form, are funneled by the mesh into a basin at the base of the structure.”
Electric Lifting Jacks Make Difficult Installations Easier
RainBank Rainwater Systems, a Contain Water Systems Inc. distributor, can accommodate difficult installations where use of a boom truck or crane cannot be met.
A 15,000 gallon Contain Water Systems Inc. water tank was erected for single family residence as a sole source rainwater collection system. The use of electric lifting jacks provided by RainBank Rainwater Systems allowed the tank to be built without the use of heavy equipment, protecting sensitive areas on this property.
RainBank Rainwater Systems provides quality installations at competitive pricing of steel water tanks as a Contain Water Systems distributor and certified installer.
Contact us for rainwater collection, fire suppression, manufacturing, storm water retention, or any other purpose of water containment.