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The Rainwater Harvesting Dilemma Solved

Feb 24, 2015

Water from the sky is manna from heaven when it falls on the dry plains of the African Serengeti and the Australian Outback. In fact, any country that's subject to interminable periods of dry weather can view a full day's rain as something akin to a miracle. Of course, although the peoples of these lands desperately want to see the rain absorbed into the ground, sinking into the soil to feed dry rivers and hibernating plant-life, they also need personal reservoirs of this life-sustaining liquid. This fact is especially true in remote areas that are cut off from modern water supplies or communities that are left to depend on less than pure water as supplied by a suspect stream. The solution is to initiate a rain harvesting strategy, a mean of capturing and storing those rare showers.

What we're going to evaluate today is the means to turn a scarce resource into a sparkling stream of water. Electric pumps are the established impellant in this scenario, but case studies suggest raw manpower can stand-in as the driving source of propulsion. Sticking to our topic for the moment, let's propose the installation of an electric pump and hope an electrical distribution system is available on-site. The lack of electricity, a potential pitfall in remote communities, would call for an additional stage in the abstract study of the project. For instance, a return to a manual mechanism operated by hardy locals, but we should mention that solar-powered alternatives are cropping up thanks to dedicated innovators.

Regardless of the energy source, this practice of rainwater harvesting can make the difference between nurturing a dry community and leaving it to be abandoned under several layers of dust. And this last option isn't even available to poverty-stricken areas. A Jetcom 82 self-priming pump coupled with a specialized rain harvesting solution is the answer here, a means of seamlessly conveying water that resists gravitational flow. Additionally, if a property does have access to a mains water supply, an invaluable water regulator such as the Rain Saver MkIII can automatically switch between a tank low of reclaimed water and the standard mains water with a minimum of complex electronics.

Remote areas find peace of mind every day by knowing an intelligent water regulator can pair with a powerful pumping force to deliver the life giving liquid to homes with a proven AS/NZS4020 rating, meaning the water is approved for drinking.

Parker Pumps

29B Ormond Rd., East Geelong VIC 3219

Phone: (03) 5229 7443

Email: sales@parkerpumps.com.au

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