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Why You Need To Care About Rainwater Harvesting

The earth is covered with 70% water, comprising of inland seas, ponds, lakes and rivers, with water also found below the surface. However, the oceans hold about 96.5% of all Earth’s water. This leaves little more than 3.5% fresh water, of which nearly 70% is frozen in the Antarctic and Greenland icecaps. Most of the remainder of fresh water is present in soil moisture, or is hidden deep underground in aquifers - as groundwater that isn’t accessible to human use.

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Only about 1% of the world’s fresh water is available for direct human use. Rainwater harvesting systems has helped areas in the world facing damaging water shortages and work to combat the problem by harvesting what little rain water they receive. As South Africa deals with the consequences of one of the worst droughts in nearly 100 years, more and more people are becoming acutely aware of the benefits of rainwater harvesting in Johannesburg.


The Idea behind Rainwater Harvesting


The idea behind rainwater harvesting is rather straightforward: rainwater is collected once it falls, and is stored to be utilised at a later point. The collected water can be purified to make it into drinking water, or can be used for large scale industries or daily applications. Put simply, rainwater harvesting is the most effective method of collecting, filtering and storing rainwater for use in irrigation and for various other applications.


At Wetec, we have grown to become a leader in rainwater harvesting in Johannesburg. We are your first choice for professionally installed rainwater harvesting systems, providing you with everything you need to harness the power of this incredible technology to your benefit. Throughout the years we have worked with some of the largest companies in Johannesburg, while helping residential homeowners benefit from the innovation of our rainwater harvesting systems and technologies.


We believe in providing unique solutions to our clients, which is why we are happy to provide turnkey project solutions to all your irrigation and rainwater harvesting needs. Regardless of the size or scope of the project, we are able to assist.

Contact us for more information on our company, and for all the professional and insightful advice you need to make an informed investment in the latest rainwater harvesting solutions available in Johannesburg.