rain water collecting

Comfort suburban life is largely dependent on communications, including from an autonomous water supply system.

Usually intake comes from a well or wells located on the territory of the suburban area, but sometimes this is not enough water, and it is necessary to find additional, redundant power. One of them - to collect rainwater from the roof of the house, baths or utility room.

The benefits of using rainwater

If a country house - a permanent place of human habitation, it needs to service its needs about 130-160 liters of clean water every day. A large amount of fluid goes to watering flower beds, flower beds, lawn. It becomes clear why the rainwater never be superfluous. Yandex Plastic water tanks Tanks from producer.

Recall the summer of the soul in the country. The large capacity, raised above the ground, the water accumulates. The sun is heated and becomes comfortable to use a hot day. If a little bit primitive to modify the water supply system, we can get water to ensure not only the soul, but also the entire country house.

Rainwater harvesting system consists of:

  • water level sensor;
  • Float filter;
  • control of the water level;
  • a centrifugal pump;
  • container made of polyethylene;
  • siphon;
  • Filter

Whether the water is suitable gathered after the rain, washing, or even taking a shower? Oh sure!

The chemical composition of it is much softer and safer city tap water. A sufficient amount of oxygen in part makes it ideal for watering plants. Only in one case the precipitation may be harmful - if the close is an industrial enterprise or a large city.

Attention! The water collected after the rain, can not be used for drinking or cooking. It is suitable only for technical needs - washing, cleaning, watering, washing machine. Or it is necessary to pass through a serious cleaning system.

One of the advantages of rainwater collection - it almost does not require investments: you need only one day to spend on the installation capacity and laying pipes. The only negative - the dependence on rainfall. In the dry summer does not have to rely on an additional source.

When installing the storage tank should not forget about insurance from an overabundance of water. At the top of the tank make removal, leading to the sewer, through which and drain any excess.

Choosing the right roof for the system.

Not every building or house is suitable for collecting water, as the configuration of the roof and roofing material effect on the quality of the liquid. The flat roof is recommended immediately deleted for two reasons: lack of natural rainwater drainage; It is standing water on the surface of the roof in the form of puddles, which are the source of the bacteria.

At any sloping roof can be fitted with water collection system via structure assembled from gutters, gutter pipes, connectors and fasteners system thus rainwater collection set to a building having a uni-directional or gable roof with a certain slope, the optimum version - 10 ° and more.

On a steep roof water flows much faster, therefore, she can not be contaminated. Attention! Some roofing materials are composed of substances harmful to human health, - copper, lead, asbestos. It is impossible to collect water from the roofs covered with asbestos slate or copper tiles. Gutters and drains containing copper or lead, are also excluded.

Modern modular design of plastic drainage are absolutely safe, in addition, they are not only used to collect water, but they are a decorative element of the building. Retain rainwater clean clay tiles, galvanized metal and a modified plastic of which produce modern drainage design. Relatively safe and bituminous coatings. Installation of water collection systems In order to keep the water from the roof fell into the pipe, and from them - to parse points in the home and outside of it, it is necessary to devise a system, which provides the initial accumulation and subsequent routing. The main components of the system are the drive and running water. Installation capacity storage tank for collecting water is needed to maintain the desired liquid level in the system. As you can use any container made of a safe material as rainwater storage: concrete, polyethylene, galvanized steel. The main property of the material for the production of storage - stability, it does not dissolve in water and change its chemical composition.

Installation tank for collecting water on the surface

Installing the storage tank on the surface of the land around the house has two advantages: it is not necessary to dig a pit, and a special, you can use the water for irrigation without the use of a pump installation in the ground. Tank to collect rainwater, installed in the ground - is the best option from an aesthetic point of view. In addition, water is never "bloom" in the cold ground.

There are several ways to mount storage tank:

  • installed directly under the gutters to the ground;
  • buried in the ground around the house;
  • located in the basement or utility room.

The preferred option is to tank space in the ground, as the coolness prevents the development of microorganisms. But two points need to be considered: the level of soil freezing and the ground water level position.

If all conditions are satisfied, it is necessary to pick up the container. It is better to stay at a large volume (2-3 thousand liters) that has always been stock.

Installing the water collection system works as follows:

  • We pull up the pit. Its size should be slightly larger than the size of the drive.
  • At the bottom of the pit arrange a sand cushion thickness of 20 cm.
  • We lower the water tank.
  • Fall asleep emptiness on all sides of the container with sand.
  • Set the pump and pipes.
  • Close the lid of the tank neck.

When the going gets cold, it is necessary to take care of the safety of the system before the next season. The pump should get, cleaned and deposited in a warm room, and cover tightly sealed containers and falling asleep on top of a thick layer of sand, thus protecting from freezing.

The system of the tanks instead of one large vessel can be put into the ground a few containers, interconnected tubes. Having thought a water filtration system, it is possible to arrange additional cleaning of the water supply. To drain the water fell from the tank, and from there to the house, you need to build a pipeline. Perfect standard PVC products for outdoor installation. From the roof to the tank water flows naturally, as it is below, but the service is carried out in house by force, ie, by means of a pump. If you are using a centrifugal pump, the place of installation should be close to the storage capacity - as low as possible. Submersible pump suitable small. Attention! Installation of the pump on a water surface enables its purity, because the tank bottom sludge accumulates over time. Proper Maintenance of equipment for the use of rainwater in the house, it should be at least clean, requiring infrequent, but always supervised system. For example, should be protected from debris and dust that accumulates on the roof, rainwater falling in the holding tank.

The first rain after a long drought serves as a "sink" for the roof and gutters. Dirt along with the first rush of water flows from the roof into the gutters and pipes, so water intake, leading to the tank for a while you just need to unplug. About an hour later go clean water - pipe can be put back into place. Protection from debris Many modern drainage design originally fitted with devices to delay large debris: grids with small cells, which are located along the gutters and in the joints with chimneys. To clean the water of large debris and leaves throughout the system set strainers in the form of grids and baskets-Veins. As clogged filters must be cleaned. Having established a system for collecting rainwater in a country house, you will receive an additional source of water, and this is another step towards a comfortable life.