When the clouds cover the sky above, you know what’s going to happen. Yes, it is about to rain. Moreover, it gets better when the shower washes out everything including withering plants around you. But have you ever thought about how to save rainwater for harvesting? This can be really handy if you think about water consumption in an environment-friendly way. Also, many schools teach kids about this rainwater harvesting project so they can learn how to utilize nature.
In this blog, you are going to learn 5 ways to save rainwater in Pakistan for multiple uses at home. After all, who would like to waste such water when there is a water crisis in the entire world? In addition, this all is a result of rising global warming in each region of this planet. However, you can play your part with this Clean Green Pakistan campaign to help save this planet. Meanwhile, you can read about these methods to store rainwater at your home during monsoon.
Besides, make sure you know safety tips to survive in heavy rains.
Let’s start with one of the most basic rainwater harvesting methods, which is the use of bowls. Likewise, all you need to do is collect lots of bowls in your home and you would obviously have some in your spare. Now place them at different spots on your rooftop and on the balcony. This will help you save rainwater in Pakistan quite easily. Here is how you can keep your balcony safe so your kids can play safely in rain.
Now moving towards a slightly larger scale, where you need a barrel to store rainwater in Pakistan. Furthermore, it will gather much more quantity as compared to the previous method. However, if you do not have a barrel, you may use large buckets. Moreover, people place them at the end of the water pipe on the roof, which helps clear our rainwater from the roof and shift it into a barrel. Thus, it will help you save rainwater in a large quantity for cleaning purposes.
This one is among the top methods to conserve rainwater in Pakistan. However, it requires some equipment to arrange this entire rain saucer. What you need is a hard plastic sheet with a diameter of 1.5 or 2 meters. Also, you need a drum or a container to save that rainwater because that sheet will collect and store in that container. If you live in a region where rainy weather is frequent, you can use some PVC pipes to connect them for permanent water collection. Besides, if you don’t have a PVC sheet as a rain saucer, you may use an inverted umbrella for it.
You may also read about tips to prepare yourself for the autumn season here.
Plastic sheet with a container
This one is a simple one where you can make a much simpler version of a rainwater collector. All you need is a plastic sheet of size around 1 or 2 meters. Tie it with strings on all four corners. Then make a hole in the centre and put a bucket under it to save rainwater in Pakistan. In addition, you can use multiple sheets in different areas of your home and this is how to store rainwater at home.
If you are living in a western country, this is for you. Since most of the western houses have a triangular top which prevents snow stacking. Besides, it also helps rainwater slide through the gutter which is a way of storing rainwater. Here, you can use a rain chain right at the corner of the gutter or a drainage pipe on the rooftop. It not just regulates the water from the roof but also looks beautiful.
Now you have learned rainwater harvesting methods in Pakistan or it might have refreshed your memory. Moreover, you may do some plantations at those spots where the rainfall is high so you can have a better growth of plants. Here, you may learn about low-maintenance house plants also.
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