There’s been quite a lot of talk recently about how eco-friendly harvesting rainwater is. But there’s two sides to every story, so we thought it might be a good idea to measure the pros and cons about harvesting your own rainwater.
|-During water shortages, rainwater is an excellent way to make sure your plants don’t die or get under-watered.||-Many Rainwater Collection Bins are made from PVC or other plastics, which are made with a lot of oil and energy. Upcycled wine barrels would work better.|
|-Your water bill goes down when you don’t water your plants from the hose every evening.||-Rainwater can contain bird droppings or other pollutants.|
|-Reduces chemical runoff.||-It may mean cutting a bit of your gutter-pipe so that you can fit the container under your gutter, which can be difficult to replace.|
The end result? If done right, the benefits to collecting your own rainwater can far outweigh the cons.