With an early fall storm expected to bring several inches of rain to the Mid-Atlantic region, business owners with rainwater collection systems installed in their facilities are gearing up for an influx of water to use throughout their facilities.
Rainwater collection is a relatively new practice among facility owners which allows for the capture and storage of rainwater in aboveground or underground storage tanks. What can this water be used for?
Captured rainwater can be used as greywater, which is water used in the plumbing system of the facility. This is ideal for uses such as flushing toilets, which can use large quantities of water. Captured water can help defray a facility’s need for water from an outside source.
Water is also required in several HVAC processes such as heating and cooling. Ductless HVAC systems use heated and cooled water to condition facilities, and captured water is a great way to supplement these systems.
In some locations, local law may require facilities to capture and attenuate rainwater before releasing it back into the environment. Attenuation is the process of capturing rainwater and storing it to remove impurities before slowly releasing it back into the environment. This is intended to prevent the buildup of runoff in urban areas, which contributes to erosion and the degradation of natural habitats.
To learn more about using storage tanks for rainwater collection, contact Tanks Direct today.