Rain Water Harvesting

Water scarcity may not be a problem in Bristol.. but with increasing population and global warming we should be in a better position to safegaurd the environment. 

Council to initiate Rain water harvesting systems in the council buildings and gradually it should be made mandatory for every household in Bristol to have rain water harvesting mechanism.


Why the contribution is important

Rain water harvesting will increase the ground water level and this will prevent water scarcity.

by user536903 on November 19, 2013 at 05:21PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 3.9
Based on: 10 votes


  • Posted by user162427 November 19, 2013 at 17:35

    Brilliant idea, they do that already at the Create centre, rain water cleans the urinals, must save loads of energy and money
  • Posted by user895825 November 20, 2013 at 17:35

    Good idea but I think a voluntary system would be more popular and still produce good results.
  • Posted by user734334 November 24, 2013 at 11:18

    Great idea. If we also increase the use of this brown water in residential house holds we re really on to something.
  • Posted by user251846 November 28, 2013 at 10:59

    Some Council buildings already have this. I agree wuth Scarlet - it should be voluntary. Not everyone will want it, and it won't be appropriate to all homes. Those with water meters will benefit most, and most homes don't yet have these. Information on how it may be done could be more widely disseminated. If we try to impose 'green' ideas on householders, it may only put them off adopting them.
  • Posted by user536903 November 28, 2013 at 12:58

    Not necessarity the water needs to be used for household purposes.. the rain water could be sent directly to ground and this will maintain the surface water level.

    all we need is a simple pipe to collect the water from the roof top and a tiny covered pit in the garden to drain the rain water.

    when it rains the water goes into the earth directly, shared rain water colection pits could be built and many houses could share one PIT.
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