The first step in rainwater collection is to catch the rain as it hits the roof (in most cases). The rainwater collection area may also be a hillside or even a parking lot (non-potable uses). Metal roofs, seamless gutters, and high quality gutter covers are recommended for rainwater collection. Once the rain is in the gutters, it is channeled through a pipe design and then through a filter to remove any debris.
The rainwater collects in a tank where it is stored for later use. Rainwater collection systems typically include pressurization pumps to convey the water to the point of use.
For non-potable purposes such as irrigation, livestock, or commercial processing, the water may need little (if any) filtration. For potable, whole-house use, the filtration and sterilization requirements are much more defined.
We welcome any comments or questions. Please feel free to contact us – we would like to discuss your water needs.