Drought is a common occurrence in some parts of the world, particularly in places where temperatures can rise to great heights, causing rivers and dams to dry out. This could lead to a lot of problems for households and the community as a whole. The importance of water conservation cannot be stressed enough and people, such as Californians, are making ways to cope up.
Collecting or harvesting rainwater is an effective way of reducing a household’s water consumption as well as helping the community conserve for dry times. Rainwater can be utilized for domestic and agricultural use and this is further explained in this article on kcet.org:
As Californians inevitably prepare for increased water conservation, even those of us who are resourceful enough to collect the free water that falls from the sky to use for outdoor landscaping and garden irrigation are especially concerned. With 44 percent of total household water usage in Los Angeles going towards landscaping use, rainwater collection, even in the drought era, is important.
Timothy Sellers, a musician who lives in L.A.’s Highland Park neighborhood, also takes rainwater capture seriously.
His rainwater capture system, in operation since last year, consists of 19 fifty-gallon containers purchased online that were originally Albanian pickle barrels, fed by the downspouts from the roof gutters of his house.
Good roofing in Sacramento is essential if residents want to harvest rainwater — because a faulty roof will surely disrupt the whole process. You simply can’t collect anything if you have leaky and wobbly roofs. You may have to postpone the collecting task and call a team of professional contractors that are skilled and licensed to tackle any kind of roofing problems.
Yancey Home Improvement offers free roof inspections with on-site quotes and provides services that include complete roof repairs and replacements and gutter installation – and their work comes with extended warranties. This contractor for roofing in Sacramento CA draws their knowledge and experience from a long history in the industry, and this means they will be able to detect all issues that may exist underneath the surface. Their service will ensure that your roof will be able to support your water preservation efforts.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Save It on a Rainy Day: Rainwater Collection in the Drought Era, kcet.org)Published by: Yancey Home Improvements