The collection of water through rainwater harvesting is a process that has been done since ancient times. It allows water to be gathered and then stored for future use, particularly during times when water or rain becomes scarce. The practice has recently experienced resurgence in popularity, especially among land owners that are environmentally conscious.
What is Irrigation & Rainwater Harvesting?
Irrigation and rainwater harvesting involves the collection of water in big tanks and cisterns that can then be stored and used for irrigation projects. In many instances, the water will be utilized directly, without having to filter or purify it. This practice is becoming popular worldwide as more areas experience drought and groundwater sources continue to be depleted.
Why Should You Get Irrigation & Rainwater Harvesting?
There are a number of benefits that you’ll gain from collecting and managing water in this way. The biggest is that it is completely free and clean. Only a tiny fraction of Earth’s water is useful to humans, and when you consider the fact that freshwater sources worldwide have declined over the last few decades, this method of water management has incalculable value. Whether you harvest rainwater for commercial or personal use, you will reduce the amount you pay for water.
Rainwater harvesting is also not a complex or high maintenance process. The only thing that you’ll need is a collection system, which will typically consist of storage tanks, a pipe and then the rainwater itself. Most homeowners simply use the existing gutters on their roof to direct runoff in a manner that sends it right into the tank. The water can be used for many diverse applications, which range from gardening, irrigation, and even makeshift plumbing in case your regular system is disrupted.
Another benefit of using rainwater is that it is often free of the chemicals which are present in the majority of ground water. This makes it very desirable for agricultural projects and it will also reduce flooding and soil erosion by lowering runoff which results from extensive rainfall. Over the long term harvesting rainwater benefits the environment by causing rivers and lakes to have less pollution. The world’s population is growing at such a rate where humans are rapidly using up the available ground water supplies, which took thousands of years to form. By switching to the harvesting of rainwater pressure is taken off these sources which will allow them to replenish.
Why Choose Fitz’s Fish Ponds for Irrigation & Rainwater Harvesting?
Fitz’s Fish Ponds is New Jersey’s number one contractor, and we are acclaimed for the work we’ve performed in water gardens and ponds. This skillset also translates into the harvesting of rainwater, which is an essential part of landscape management. We will help you design a collection system that can be used for any project you envision, whether it is for your residential property or a commercial agribusiness. We only use the best tools, equipment and approaches for our clients, and our staff members continue to keep abreast of new technologies and methods. Contact us today!