The Ultimate Form of Recycling: Rainwater Harvesting

There are few resources on Earth that are as precious as water

The Ultimate Form of Recycling: Rainwater Harvesting

If you’ve been following along with the blog (and who’s kidding who, of course you have), then you’ve been glued to a steady progression of content.  We’ve done our best to provide tricks to save you money.

Big job, we know. But we’ve never shied away from a big job and we ain’t going to start now.  It was simply to provide a valuable service to homeowners in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and surrounding areas

Rainwater Harvesting

It’s the beginning of May and the summer is here. The rain has stopped for the most part and your drainage concerns can be put on the shelf for a few months.

However, there are few resources on Earth that are as precious as water. We live in a humid, precipitous climate so it’s easy to take the rain for granted, but this summer is going to be different. 

It’s one thing to separate your construction waste, your office waste and your household items for recycling, we all know it’s our responsibility to dispose of our garbage properly. 

But what about the rain? Rain falls from the sky and breathes life into plants, animals, and human beings, but so much of it is still wasted. While the sun is out and the clouds stay away, we break out the hoses and water our lawns until they’re as green as the neighbour’s next door. 

Rainwater recycling is actually easier than recycling your construction waste, too. You can buy large rainwater tanks from us or a smaller rain barrel or you can make one on your own, it doesn’t matter. 

It’s going to be a hot, dry summer. The good news is that it’s not too late to start collecting what little precipitation their is to use on your plants, the bad news it’s too late to catch a week’s worth of downpour.

The point is to start. While you’re recycling your milk jugs or your rebar or your food waste, commit to recycling the rain that drops on your head as well.

Your planet will appreciate it. 

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