Use the rain water not only in the garden, but also in the household: A tank makes it possible
Many garden owners agree that they want to use rain water, which is available in abundance, for the irrigation of flower and vegetable beds in the garden. Rain barrels used, collecting the rain water of the roofs of the House or garden shed, so that it is then ready to pour almost always come for this purpose. But rain barrels are not the only way to collect the rain water in your garden and make sense to use. Also cisterns are a sensible investment from an environmental standpoint and help you to save water and money, but also in the House in the future not only in the garden. So that you may enjoy long on your tank, you should consult extensively, before you build a such rainwater harvesting system in the garden. Because only when the tank is optimally adapted to your requirements, the investment is worthwhile.
Why you should use the rain water
Since time immemorial the people used cisterns and other water use systems to store rain water. Only when the Central drinking water supply was ensured, the water tanks in this country came into oblivion. Meanwhile, ecological awareness has risen again and more and more home and garden owners are that drinking water is a valuable and expensive commodity in clear. Flower casting or for flushing the toilet it’s therefore too bad. The surface or ground water only under high energy expenditure must be prepared for its extraction. In contrast, rain water is abundant and freely available. Through an efficient system of rainwater, you can avoid therefore an unnecessary power consumption and save both drinking water and water charges. You will receive more information about the topics of rainwater and stormwater management in the eBook from BENZ24, which is available on the website for downloading. It gives you many valuable tips on how you can save water and reduce your wastewater charges.
With a cistern to collect rainwater
A cistern offers you numerous advantages for the use of rainwater
A well thought out tank represents a long-term, meaningful investment. The purchase price may be initially high, however the costs pay for themselves already after a few years. High quality tanks have a lifetime of more than 50 years. Considering that the sewage and drinking water costs steadily rise, the investment in a cistern most definitely is worthwhile and trend-setting. Some communities even financially promote the construction of a rain water harvesting system, because she has many environmental benefits.
If more home and garden owners are using a cistern, less water has to be treated expensive. That is a great advantage where the groundwater stocks are already rather low in the regions. At the same time, a cistern during heavy rains serves as rear holding tank for the surface water that may not percolate or expire. In areas that are frequently affected by floods, you make a valuable contribution to environmental protection with a cistern.
However, the use of rain water provides a benefit, because it is free from lime. In the regions of Germany, where the degree of hardness of drinking water is high, the use of rain water is therefore doubly paid: less urine stone forms in the toilets, washing machine detergent consumption decreases and can not calcify the heating elements. Also, many plants prefer rainwater also lime-free.
Functioning of the cistern
The cistern works as follows: any rain that falls on the roof, will be forwarded in the gutters and down transported through the downspouts. A rain water filter is located in the ground or in the downspouts. He released the water mechanically of larger dirt particles. Then the rain water in the cistern and can be stored there.
Modern tanks equipped with a level indicator, which always tells you how much water is in the tank. When the tank is full, an overflow will make sure that excess water expires and will be forwarded in the sewer or seeps in a coating of gravel. Cistern pump funded the cistern so that it passes through the floating removal in the so-called hot water pipe. All gas-consuming appliances in the House – are connected around the washing machine and the toilet – and irrigation for your garden.
Average prices for cisterns
The price of a tank depends on their size. Models with a capacity of 2000 litres cost about 600 euros. Very large tanks, however, can beat with several 1000 Euro record. But not only the actual cistern should be reflected in the pricing, but also the cost for the rainwater filter, pump and other accessories.
The optimal size of the cistern is important
When the tank is too small, the water runs over too fast. It is, however, too large, you pay unnecessarily high cost. Additionally, that the floating layer not well to drain, making worse the self cleaning function. The required size can be determined with a cistern system. It depends on how high the water consumption will be expected to and falls, how much rainfall on average.
Image source: Otto Graf GmbH