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Collecting and using rainwater at home: A guide for homeowners

creator Canada Mortage and Housing Corporation
topic topic unknown
landscape landscape unknown
solution rainwater harvesting
regional relevance Canada
type guidelines

Canada is considered a water-rich nation. However, certain regions across the country now experience water scarcity on a seasonal or ongoing basis. Consequently, a growing number of Canadian homeowners and municipalities are interested in water conservation measures. Rainwater harvesting is a great way of reducing your consumption of municipally treated water by using what Mother Nature provides to us for free.

This is a 67 page guide on rainwater harvesting for homeowners (general background information on rainwater harvesting, amount of rainwater collection for various contexts, tank sizing, designing your own system, installation, costs and maintenance), includes rainwater harvesting system planning checklist.

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