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Rainwater Catchment Systems


Many sources of pollution can affect rainwater catchment systems. A few of the contamination problems you need to consider when living on
rainwater catchment are illustrated in this drawing. Few of these problems are insurmountable. With awareness, planning, and good catchment
system management practices, your water supply can be improved.
Erupting volcanoes, fireplaces, and other sources of combustion produce
smoke and fumes containing particulate matter that can land on your roof
and wash into your water supply. Gasses from these sources also can
combine with moisture in the atmosphere to produce acid rain.
Trees and shrubs that
touch or overhang the roof
and gutters can cause
several problems. Plant
debris can block gutters
and downspouts so water
can’t get to the tank.
Decomposing organic materials
provide nutrients for
microorganisms and can
taint the water so that its
color and taste become
unappealing. Plants also
host insects, birds, and
other animals whose
wastes and corpses can
contaminate your water
supply. Rats in particular
are a potential source of
disease, and they are
adept at getting onto roofs
via branches and utility
wires.
Birds delight in the baths formed by sagging mesh tank covers or
blocked gutters. Many insects, particularly mosquitoes, find these pools
perfect for breeding. Holes in the cover allow critters direct access to
your stored water. Rodents and larger animals such as chickens and
cats have fallen through holes in tank covers and drowned.
Uncontrolled tank overflow can undermine
a tank’s foundations, resulting in eventual
tank collapse. This runoff needs to be
directed to avoid causing problems on your
property or your neighbors’.
Agricultural fields nearby can be
sources of pesticide drift if sprays
are applied incorrectly.
Downspouts that are not properly designed hold water
between rains. This water is not affected by water
purification treatments applied to the tank, and it stagnates
while waiting for the next rain to flush it into the water supply.
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