silkylace wrote: »
hi! ionon !
can you share your idea on this? how you plan to do it? right now, i just collect rainwater into a big container & use it to water my plants. crude , ano?
jacorb_88 wrote: »
you might save on water cost but are the savings enough to cover for additional electricity to power the pump?
i'm really considering this. As much as it is environment-friendly, it has to be pocket-friendly as well
ionon wrote: »
If mosquitoes still find their way into your storage tank, it only means you don't have a sufficient covering for it.
as for the worthiness of the system, I personally am willing to pay a little extra for the electric bill that will be incurred to pump the water to the overhead tank. I find it satisfying na ginagawa ko part ko to save some of our precious resources, anyway.
I just thought of this just now.... Pwede natin i-offset yung extra electricity for the pumping need by converting all our household lighting to CFLs or better yet, to LEDs!
is'nt this a good idea?
EdithB wrote: »
Sometimes give and take you have to weigh which one is better. If possible gravity fed but then again dapat competent yung plumber mo.
The fact that you are using electricity is also a negative on the environment but if it is minimal then it is offset by the water savings. Shower and toilets are the fixtures with most water consumption.
gotta lick it wrote: »
can you request the mods to merge all the rainwater catchment system thread into one.
we might be posting the same messages in different thread but all are in the same forum, home and gardening.