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With the monsoons upon us, it is pertinent to talk about rainwater harvesting – a technique that collects rainwater in homes and commercial buildings so the water can be used to serve a variety of purposes such as gardening, cleaning and sanitation, which, in turn, can help prevent water shortages that plague the country.
Rainwater harvesting consists of three stages:
- Collection. The first stage involves collecting rainwater from surfaces such as roofs and terraces. This water can be collected through drain pipes of the building. In order to ensure that the rainwater is free from dust and other impurities, the openings of the pipes are covered with mesh strainers. Continue reading