Harvesting rain is a practice that has been around for centuries. Cisterns and other rain harvesting systems are widely used in Europe, Australia, India, the Bahamas and countless remote countries - many who depend solely on rain for day to day life.
When water supply becomes limited, practical solutions can fill the gap. Rainwater harvesting systems provide distributed stormwater runoff containment while simultaneously storing water which can be used for irrigation, flushing toilets, washing clothes, washing cars, pressure washing, or it can be purified for use as everyday drinking water. You can really take this as far as you want.
Going green has become increasingly popular recently. Small steps can make a huge impact. If you are ready to do your part, why not try harvesting rainwater? This idea may sound overwhelming or impossible, but All-Tex Irrigation & Supply is at your service to provide all the information and supplies you need for rainwater collection.
When you decide it is time to invest in rainwater harvesting systems, we have everything you need. All-Tex Irritagion has the largest selection of products in the Concho Valley. Shop for complete arrangements or a simple rain tank. No matter what you are looking for, we have you covered.
Follow these simple steps.
1. Check ROOF SURFACE is suitable for collecting quality rainwater.
2. Install GUTTER MESH (such as Blue Mountain Mesh®) to prevent leaves and debris from blocking gutters.
3. Fit GUTTER OUTLETS from the underside of the gutter to prevent obstruction of water flow.
4. Fit Leaf Eater® or Leaf Beater® RAIN HEADS to downpipes to prevent blocking. Rain heads deflect leaves and debris and keep mosquitoes out of pipes that hold water (‘wet’ systems).
5. Install FIRST FLUSH DIVERTER/S to help prevent the most contaminated rainwater from entering the tank.
6. Ensure a TANK SCREEN is installed at tank entry point to keep mosquitoes and pests out.
7. Choose a WATER TANK. Consider annual rainfall, roof catchment area and water usage when determining its size.
8. Attach INSECT PROOF SCREENS or FLAP VALVES to the end of all pipes to the tank screen to keep mosquitoes and pests out and ensure the tank is vented properly. Install an AIR GAP to TANK OVERFLOW OUTLETS to prevent stormwater backflow into your tank.
9. Utilize a TANK TOP UP system (if required) to automatically top up the tank with mains water when levels fall to a designated minimum level.
10. Select a PUMP SYSTEM (if required) to distribute water for use inside or outside the home.
11. RAINWATER FILTER. Fit a purpose designed rainwater filter after the pump to help reduce residual sediment, color and odor.
12. WATER LEVEL INDICATOR. Install a Tank Gauge water level indicator to your rainwater tank to monitor your water level and usage.