You Probably Do Not Change Your Bedsheets Frequently Enough
- 19 October, 2020
- Tips and Advice
How often do you change or wash your sheets? We got you thinking huh? Many of us keep the same…
Officially, Ghana should be in the dry season in January, but since the weather seems unable to make up its mind, we still have the occasional shower in parts of the country this year. We could take advantage of these showers and storms to harvest the rainwater for later domestic use. This will come in especially handy during the wet season when torrential rains are expected.
In an urban Ghanaian environment like Accra, most houses have roofing sheets. Metal troughs can be fashioned to run along the edges of the roof to trap rainwater washing off it, and direct the streaming water to a central location where the water goes into a pipe and then into a waiting reservoir waiting on the other end to contain the water for later use. A smaller scale method would be to place water-cans, buckets and drums at vantage points where water pours torrentially from the roof to collect the rainwater. But this second method will not collect enough water to serve for too long before the supply is depleted.
There are numerous benefits to harvesting rainwater.
Harvesting rainwater, in spite of its numerous advantages, is not without its own set of problems and obstacles. Here are a few problems you might encounter venturing into rainwater harvesting:
These downsides may cause some to not venture into rainwater harvesting, but if pushed through, the initial difficulty can become a huge asset in a few years when the reduction in water bills and the produce from gardens, among other benefits, pay for the system and return profits giving you reason to smile for working with Mother Nature.