If you want to save energy, conserve resources, and make your home more sustainable, water collection systems can be a great way to do this. Rain collection can be a good way to give you water to use for many different things outside. With a few improvements to your gutter systems, the rain collection can also improve your home with a resource of clean water, which can be good if you rely on a well for clean water. Here are some of the improvements that you may want to consider for your home to have a rain collection system to provide clean water:
1. Installing Wider Gutters In Areas That Get The Most Runoff
Installing wider gutters can be an improvement that you want to consider for your gutters. This is something that will increase the capacity of gutters. If you do not want to do this to all the gutters on your home, you may want to just choose areas with the longest sections that get the most runoff. This will ensure that you maximize water that is collected from gutters and stored in tanks for your rain collection system.
2. Pre-Filtration With Downspout Diverters And Screens To Filter Out Debris
Pre-filtration is another improvement that you add to your gutters. This can start with something as simple as a screen over downspouts and gutter guards. These features can be installed by a gutter service. They can also install a downspout diverting system, which helps to flush the debris from any water before it goes to the storage tanks. This will help to ensure that the water that goes into the tanks is clean and free of any debris that can be sitting in the bottom of gutters.
3. Water Filtration And Treatment Of Stored Water To Make Water Safe To Drink
Water filtration is one of the most important parts of the rain collection system if you want to use it as a potable water resource. Filtration can start with the outlets that your tank uses, which can have floaters and weights to keep them in the middle of the water. This helps protect from standing debris on top of the water and sediments that settle to the bottom. In addition, you will want to have a filtration system to purify the water and treat it regularly.
These are some of the improvements that you may want to consider for your home if you want to have a rain collection system to provide your home with clean water. If you need help with your improvements, contact a gutter systems service to help with the addition of these features to your home.