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The Different Components of a Rainwater System

The Different Components of a Rainwater System.
Source: http://www.rwh.in/blueprint.htm

Basic components of rainwater system: Regardless of the complexity of the system, the domestic rainwater harvesting system comprises six basic components:
#1 Catchment surface: the collection surface from which rainfall runs off
#2 Gutters and downspouts: channel water from the roof to the tank
#3 Leaf screens, first-flush diverters, and roof washers: components which remove debris and dust from the captured rainwater before it goes to the tank
#4 One or more storage tanks, also called cisterns
#5 Delivery system: gravity-fed or pumped to the end use
#6 Treatment/purification: for potable systems, filters and other methods to make the water safe to drink.
Refer Chapter2 of The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting >>

Chapter 2 – Rainwater Harvesting System Components…. 5
Topic 2.0 Basic Components …………………………………. 5
Topic 2.1 The Catchment Surface………………………………5
Topic 2.2 Gutters and Downspouts…………………………… 6
Topic 2.3 Leaf Screens………………………………………… 7
Topic 2.4 First-Flush Diverters …………………………………8
Topic 2.5 Roof Washers…………………………………………10
Topic 2.6 Storage Tanks…………………………………………10
Topic 2.7 Pressure Tanks and Pumps……………………………16
Topic 2.8 Treatment and Disinfection Equipment……………… 17

Centre for Disease Control & Prevention: Rainwater Collection:
Cisterns can provide safe water for many uses, but do not assume rainwater is safe to drink >> https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/private/rainwater-collection.html

Download The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting from my website http://www.rwh.in/RainwaterHarvestingManual_3rdedition.pdf

Rainwater Collection – Basic Components of a Rainwater Storage System : https://wrrc.arizona.edu/sites/wrrc.arizona.edu/files/UA%20Cochise%20Cty%20Extension_Rainwater%20Collection-%20Basic%20Components%20of%20a%20RW%20Storage%20System.pdf

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Last updated on 17-Dec-2021.

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Basic Components: Regardless of the complexity of the system, the domestic rainwater harvesting system (Blueprint: http://www.rwh.in/rainwatr/rain414.gif) comprises six basic components:
#1 Catchment surface: the collection surface from which rainfall runs off
#2 Gutters and downspouts: channel water from the roof to the tank
#3 Leaf screens, first-flush diverters, and roof washers: components which remove debris and dust from the captured rainwater before it goes to the tank
#4 One or more storage tanks, also called cisterns
#5 Delivery system: gravity-fed or pumped to the end use
#6 Treatment/purification: for potable systems, filters and other methods to make the water safe to drink.
Source: The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting >> http://www.rwh.in/RainwaterHarvestingManual_3rdedition.pdf Chapter-2: Rainwater Harvesting System Components.

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