Maintaining your RAINWATER HARVESTING systems

Rainwater harvesting is an inexpensive and sustainable water source for local communities. Beside, it is free of harmful metals and minerals! This info sheet represents the different components of a rainwater harvesting system. Additionally, recommendations are given regarding the maintenance and upkeep of your rainwater harvesting system. 

Rainwater for drinking and cooking

  • ALWAYS treat rainwater for biological contaminants (bacteria, pathogens, etc.) before drinking and/or cooking. 
  • To treat your harvested rainwater, you can use:
    • boiling
    • solar disinfection
    • chlorine
    • ceramic water filters 
    • and other methods.