Friday, November 30, 2012

I love rain....

Rain Water Harvesting
Illustration by Neela

I love rain and started thinking about importance of water. So here, I am sharing two ways to make use of this rain.
Homeowners Steve and Linda Parker have installed a rainwater catchment system that allows them to collect rainwater to recycle in their California home. Since installing the system they've collected about 3,000 to 4,000 gallons of water to re-use for their laundry and their toilets.

This is little extensive but there is a simple way to harvest rain water, through Rain Barrels. Basically, rain barrel is a container that collects and stores rainwater from downspouts and rooftops for watering lawns and gardens in the summer time. Generally a rain barrel is made using a 55-gallon drum, a vinyl garden hose, PVC couplings,a screen grate to remove debris and keep insects out. Well, we can always use this container in the garden beautifully or disguise them.
They are available at Home Depot  and other stores. Rain is naturally devoid of minerals, chlorine, fluoride, and other harmful chemicals. The chemicals and hard water from many of our municipal water systems can add to chemical imbalances in soil and damage sensitive plants.  Water collected from the roofs of houses picks up very little contamination. Garden will appreciate it. Romantic Song from a film, 1942 A love story- "Rhim Zhim Rhim Zhim"  Growing up in India and watching many Bollywood films, rain generates childhood memories of Gujarati poetry "Aw ray Varasad..." and romantic emotional moments. Here is this beautiful and romatic Hindi Film song and I saw this film in America.
This song is very different but relates to rain and expresses different emotions and I love it too. Enjoy! "Rain on Parade" - Duffy

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