Advantages

Rainwater Harvesting provides a new water supply to developments that have insufficient access to water.

Locations around the world are finding that there is little or no safe water available and turning to the atmospheric supply to meet their needs.

What is possible?

 

Non-potable rain and stormwater can be used for irrigation, fire suppression, agriculture, ice rinks, cooling & heating, gardens, toilets and laundry. It is also suitable for outdoor washing purposes like cleaning windows, cars, trucks, roads, buildings and fences for example.

 

Potable purposes include swimming pools, showers, baths, kitchens and drinking water.

 

 

 

Advantages of rainwater harvesting include:

 

•Capturing rain & snow when it falls, making it available in time of drought, or water shortage

 

•Reduces the impact of heavy moisture events by optimizing green infrastructure

 

•Compensates for grey infrastructure failure. Drain backups, flooded basements, large puddles and swamped gardens happen, because our existing infrastructure was not designed to take intense rain or heavy melt events. Scientists around the world are recording more frequent 1 in 100 year events.

 

Examples

 

  • Texas State, USA endured rainfall that resulted in the equivalent of 218 fifty meter swimming pools of rain, falling in one storm, in less than 48 hours

 

  • Japan is regularly experiencing rain events up to 20mm of rain in 10 minutes,
  • At least once a year Japanese rainfall events are up to 30 mm in 10 minutes

 

  • In British Columbia (BC), Canada, parts of Greater Vancouver receive up to 80 mm of rain over 24 hours. Other examples in BC include Salt Spring Island which experienced 347 mm of rain in December (Weather Station Data, 2015), while only 896 mm fell over the remaining 11 months (McIntyre, 2016).

 

  • In Cache Creek, British Columbia, 26mm of rain fell in one hour and another 10mm fell in the following 3 hours. This event resulted in 23 homes being evacuated and 100 people seeking shelter at the small local community hall. Damage to village property estimated at $400,000; private property damage is expected to be in the millions (Azpiri, 2015).

 

We use a whole water system approach. AloPluvia can institute best practices to maximize green infrastructure for more effective atmospheric moisture management.

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Are you facing an unsafe or inadequate water supply, moratoriums, or simply need more water than you have at present?

AloPluvia provides integrated, scalable, best practices to solve those ‘wicked water problems’ using a whole water approach. Our innovative, research driven solutions provide real answers.

 

Integrated water resource management looks at ways to limit the effects of excess runoff on surface water health and increase the renewal of groundwater supplies. It considers ALL water resources not just surface and groundwater, but WHOLE WATER.

 

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