Rainwater Recycling & Filtering
Recycling rainwater simply means using the water collected from the roof and using it for activities one would usually use reticulated water for. This could mean irrigation of a garden, use for the flushing of toilets and can even be treated so that it is safe for human consumption.
When we filter rainwater we are removing suspended solid particles from the water. There are many ways that we can filter rainwater. The more common forms of filtration include Micro Filtration, Ultra Filtration,and Multi-Media Deep Bed Filtration and Cartridge Filtration. Filtration of rainwater can make for a sustainable source of water to be used in offices, schools or other buildings. It can also ensure that your rainwater does not cause corrosion of pipes or blockages in hot water systems and bathroom taps. However, if using rainwater for food preparation or human consumption further treatment is required.
Recycled rainwater can be used in many places from sports centres, industrial sites to apartment blocks and community gardens. If one were to use rainwater for irrigation it would be as simple as collecting the rainwater from the roof of buildings, having it pass through a filter filtration system before being stored in a collection tank. The water can then be pumped to irrigate a field.
Rainwater v. Stormwater
Rainwater is different to stormwater as there are less contaminants to the supply so further treatment is not required when using in a garden. However, if the rainwater is to be used to prepare food or for human consumption it is necessary for water to then be treated prior to filtration to eliminate all harmful microorganisms present in the rainwater. Post treatment can be done through processes such as chlorination and ultra violet sterilisation. Finding the right treatment for your needs is important for your organisation in meeting the legislation requirements of Australia, as well as ensuring the safety of your customers who will consume the water.
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