The Environmental Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting
There are many ways that your business can be a contributor to sustainability and eco-friendliness, and collecting water in rainwater tanks is a great option. Although it is often considered the realm of agricultural businesses, you can do your part as a small business or even a homeowner.
The benefits of water collecting are plentiful, so if you are looking for ways that you can contribute to the planet in a positive way, then read on!
Most often, we are focused on reducing the stress of workers and business owners – but in this case, we are talking about reducing the pressure on the system.
Depending on where your business is based, you might know that there is pressure put on groundwater and reservoirs already. They can often be overdrawn.
Collecting rainwater, even in smaller amounts, can help to relieve some of those pressures and allow you to supply some of your own water.
We all have a responsibility to reduce our overall carbon footprint. For many businesses, this can be a tricky task and something that takes a lot of planning.
When you are looking at how you can reduce your carbon footprint as a business, you will often consider recycling, catching public transport, or cycling, and looking at how much printing you are doing.
All of the traditional methods of reducing your carbon footprint are essential, but you can take this one step further by collecting water.
When you actively reduce your reliance on regular pumped and treated water, you are creating an incredible energy saving to the state that you are living or conducting business in.
We often consider water as a source that is infinite, but to get water from the taps takes a lot of energy consumption.
Creating spaces that are productive and give your staff plenty of joy to be in, you are likely going to find recommendations to add plenty of green plants and flowers around the office and the area outside too.
We know that plants need water, but rainwater is usually much better for them. Rather than need to use tap water to keep your plants hydrated, you can use the rainwater that you have collected.
The natural minerals and salts in the rainwater can deliver the perfect balance for your plants to look healthy and vibrant.
Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of your business collecting rainwater is that it can dramatically reduce your overall spending on the water. The rainwater that you use when you have a sound system in place can replace much of the use of municipal water.
Combine rainwater collection with many of your other sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives, and you can see a substantial saving on your energy usage per year – and that saving will be reflected in your yearly profits.
If the last point is more enticing to you, then you might be on a mission to save your business money in other areas too. Here are some great tips to look at how efficient your business is: Is Your Business As Efficient As It Could Be?