If you check out the planet, you will realize that the large percentage is under water but this is not to say that everyone has access to this precious commodity. This is why people should be serious when it comes to water harvesting and storage. The good thing is that the rains make water available to everyone when they come. Using buckets and small containers in holding the water is not a long-term solution. There are rainwater tanks which offer more benefits. Rainwater, unless contaminated by chemicals when it hits the ground or the roof, is clean and soft which makes it a good choice for drinking. There will be no need to buy bottled water or products to treat the water if it is from the rain. When you use rainwater tanks in storing the collected rainwater, you will have a constant supply of soft water which means struggling to make hard water soft will be a thing of the past.
When you have rainwater, you do not have to use tap water on a regular basis. Since tap water is supplied by private service providers of municipalities, it has to be paid for. Either ways, the user has to pay for this utility. Utility bills are very high in some areas and they will be bad news for you if you use a lot of water. When you are using the rainwater, you will not be paying anyone for the commodity. This is a great saving plan because the water bill will be eliminated. For those who buy tanks which can hold a big volume the water is enough to last until the next rainy season. In regions that receive above average rainfalls, keeping the water levels up will not be an issue. With gardening, you will not just the joy but there will be fruits at the end to show you what you have been working hard towards but be prepared to use a lot of water in the process. You can still get the full benefits of gardening without having to worry about the high water consumption cost if you harvested rainwater in tanks.
Rainwater tanks come in various size which means you will be able to choose one that sits well with your plans. It is acceptable to invest in more than one tank if you are serious about the amount you want to harvest. Rainwater tanks are a great backup and even when you do not pay the bills, you will not have to mind about disconnections because these will not have any negative impact in your house when you already have your tanks filled up.