Posted by: rainworks | March 22, 2015

Start Building Homes Designed for RWH

“When you build new homes today, you really ought to consider putting the plumbing in (for rainwater),” Combest said. Makes complete sense!

http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/local-news/the-virtues-of-rainwater-harvesting_16041708?google_editors_picks=true 

Add it to the resale value of the home. With proper sustainable construction, Educated people will realize the value can only go up in the future. Not only will new homes benefit from RWH designs, but older homes can be retrofitted for RWH using existing plumbing, but a backflow preventer valve would be required when attached to a commercial/community water supply.

Not only will new homes benefit from RWH designs, but older homes can be retrofitted for RWH using existing plumbing, but a backflow preventer valve would be required when attached to a commercial/community water supply. Soon to be available will be a complete install kit from gutter to Cistern (Rain Water Harvesting tank(s), similar to:

https://rainworks.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/rainbean-system-design/

Just today:

A friend who knows about these things told me this morning that water bills here will rise 30% over next six months, and may triple over the next year. That’s understandable in terms of supply and demand. California is in the fourth year of a drought. Water is becoming scarce, so its price is rising. Many economists approve of this market approach. As water becomes more expensive, people will have to become more careful in how much they use. But they’re not considering inequality. The savage inequality that’s defacing America is most extreme in California. A tripling of water bills will devastate lower-income families but won’t even be noticed by California’s software-app executives and venture capitalists, who’ll continue to fill up their pools and water their 20-acre estates. If we believe in equal sacrifice, this isn’t the answer. It would be better to ration water on a per-person basis.

As America lurches toward both widening inequality and devastating climate change, these are the kinds of choices we have to make. Rising sea levels will first flood areas inhabited by the poor; scarce arable land will cause food prices to rise, harming the poor most; water shortages will cause bills to soar. We must be aware: Environmental justice is becoming more urgent with each passing day.

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NOTE: The only thing Sustainable about Commercial/Community water supplies is; water bills will always have a sustainable INCREASE for investor profits.

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