Man builds rainwater harvesting system to capture 20,000 gallons of water
Formany of us rainwater harvesting is nothing more than storing rainwaterin a tank that could be used for irrigating the plants in our gardenonce a while. However, a California man is taking water conservation tothe extreme by building a system capable of holding about 20,000gallons of rainwater each year.
Allthat water isn’t actually used for consumption, but to irrigate cropshe grows for himself and his wife on a one-acre lot. The developer,Jerry Block, claims that he could also use an inexpensive filteringsystem that could make the water fit for consumption.
Thewater reaches the humungous tanks through a sophisticated guttersystem. After spending $29,000 on the project, the inventor is alsoopting to use the gray water for toilet flushing.
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