Cleanawater on 19 November 2014

No matter what industry you’re in, chances are you use a lot of water.  Whether you require water for wash down and irrigation purposes, dust suppression, or onsite activities, water costs are a major expense for any business. Many industries are facing a greater demand for water while juggling water shortages and deteriorating water quality. 

So how do you help decrease your water expenses, limit water shortages, and implement a better system? Employ rainwater-harvesting technology.

Here are three of the ways that rainwater-harvesting technology can benefit your business:

New Source of Water

new water source drain mainOften, we approach water as an infinite resource. However, water is actually a finite resource and potable water makes up less than 1% of the water in the world.

Potable water, of course, is water that is safe for consumption or use without any negative long-term affects. It’s likely that you don’t require the water used in your business to be drinkable, but you do need water that has been treated in order to be used safely. 

Rainwater provides a new source of water.  By capturing and treating storm water from roofs and ground surfaces, you can exponentially increase the amount of clean water you have without placing undue stress on your main water supply. Without the technology, you’re neglecting a gift from nature. 

Cost-effective Alternative to Your Water Recycling Needs 

skid mounted rain water harvesting treatment system2As you may have discovered, the most cost-effective approach to your water needs is to treat water that you have already used and recycle it. Unfortunately, many of the current systems in place for recycling wastewater are expensive. That’s where rainwater-harvesting technology comes in.  It’s a cost-effective alternative to other water recycling systems.

Rainwater-harvesting technology allows you to do exactly what the name suggests: harvest rainwater. By using rainwater-harvesting technology, you can capture water that would otherwise be washed down supply drains and store it for later use.

While rainwater-harvesting technology can be used at home, the technology is particularly helpful for businesses as their typical water use is much higher. Harvested rainwater can be used for nearly any purpose that requires water and decrease the demand on your main water supply by topping up your water recycling system.

Environmentally Friendly Solution

rainwater harvesting treatment system2Not only is rainwater-harvesting an innovative approach to your water needs, it is also an environmentally friendly solution. Good rainwater-harvesting technology will reduce your environmental footprint while lowering your water costs.

Many industries are beginning to implement eco-friendly technologies, otherwise known as green technology. Unfortunately, the term “green” has become synonymous with the word “expensive”.  As rainwater is a natural resource, the rainwater-harvesting technology is an environmentally friendly solution that doesn’t (and shouldn’t) have to be exorbitantly expensive.  


Employing rainwater-harvesting technology for your business is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution to your water needs. Do research to find the system that is best suited to your industry. Systems can be portable, above or below ground, and adaptable to your current water storage application.