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Around gallons of rainwater can be harvested from about one inch of rain if it falls from a thousand square foot roof. That is why my husband and I began harvesting our rainwater. It is a great way to water your livestock, vegetable garden, flowers, and some even use it for drinking. But before we begin I want to cover all the bases. First, be sure to check with your local ordinances before harvesting rainwater. Some have gotten a little particular recently about this.
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Rainwater harvesting systems may sound technical and complicated but they are actually one of the simplest and oldest ways for self-supply of household water and for a garden or crop irrigation. Rainwater harvesting refers to the process of collecting, storing, and redistributing the water from rainfalls for your personal use. This can be done and has been done in many different ways throughout history — wells, shafts, boreholes, barrels, aquifers, and other reservoirs. The standard uses for harvested rainwater typically include gardening and crop irrigation, livestock care, residential heating, and even domestic use under certain conditions and water treatments.
Rainwater harvesting is a unique and innovative business that can be started by young entepreneurs. The process of rainwater harvesting is a technically proven system to collect and store rainwater in natural reservoirs or tanks. There are two processes to store rainwater. One is surface runoff harvesting and another is rooftop rainwater harvesting.