BANDAR UTAMA - GREEN ENVIRONMENT AT MY PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Further to our recent plumbing works, we write to share with you another project of recycling rain water. You are rest assured to reap back your investment cost within a short span of time especially those who consumed much water in the household because our water rate is structured that once you reach the threshold, you are going to pay extremely high rate.
For those who missed my preceding article, you may click at the title of the article to make access to it. I would say that the credit for this project should be given to my new neighbour, Mr. Poh , who has just moved in less than a month. I noted that he is from Penang, my hometown. I have migrated to Selangor state for more than twenty years and I never regretted it. That state is moving too slow and not suitable for those who opt for hectic lifestyle.
Coming back to our water recycle project, it started with our conversation during the day when my plumbing works took place and at that time I just raised the issue of how to green the environment without knowing that Mr.Poh is the water treatment expert. He shared with me his overseas water treatment project. I was amazed with his expertise and experience I then tap his expertise of storing the rain water for my plants around my backyard. My plumber also join in, finally we came to this second project of oval shape 50 litres poly water tank. To make it even more fruitful, my plumber suggested a design that direct the rain water from the gutter straight to this storage tank. Mr. Poh further strongly recommended the poly oval shape tank due to several reasons such as practicability, durability and also endurance of the high pressure especially during the heavy rain fall from roof top to the tank. According to him, the oval shape with no edge at the corner make more sense to sustain the high pressure of heavy rain water, which is the case in my area, and less leakages as compared to other shapes such as square or rectangular shape. From there, I know that I am dealing with an expert, who is humble and willing to share his knowledge with others. Then, he further proposed a cover top to address my concerns on the mosquito breeding inside there. After thinking of it, I just wondered whether I should rear a few fishes inside the tank in case the water flow is not strong enough and it allows mosquito breeding. But my concern is whether the fish can survive?
My plumber suggested that I place a filter inside the tank to prevent the leaves from sinking into the tank, which I agreed with joy. He further suggested that he will put an elbow to join my existing pipe which serves to drain the rain, collected from the gutter at the edge of my roof top, to the storage tank instead of direct to the drain. Hence, this adds another avenue of rain water being diverted to this tank. Thanks Kelvin.
An outlet will be added to the tank for easy tank cleaning purposes. Mr. Poh also assured me that the water which I drain off to the backyard is of no harm to the walkway of the road leading to Centrepoint, a commercial centre.
The storage water will then be used to clean the floor and watering my plants at the backyard. Hence, I manage to recycle the rain water and save money through reducing my household water consumption. Instantly, I offered Mr. Poh to use this water if he wishes once the tank is ready.
Further more, we hope that others will follow suit to make use of rain water so as to green the environment further and put more money in their pockets. Who knows they may come up with much better plan where I also can learn from them so as to make our residential place more pleasant and environment friendly.
Other ideas were also throw in such as planting cross breed durian tree (our local king of fruits) at the outside of my backyard. To raise the height of my existing retaining wall so as that I can pump up the storage water to circulate down the retaining wall to make my backyard even cooler and more attractive to enrich my life. Mr Poh further enhanced the idea further by installing a small electric fan at the edge, not far away from the retaining wall to direct the flow toward the water from the top of the retaining wall so as to produce a chilling effect which may make this place even more cosy and beautiful. The more we talk, my mind seems to go wild and more ideas keep on flowing out. Thanks to Mr Poh and Kelvin for their great contribution.
Here, my greatest concerns is whether the foundation of my existing wall could support the weight and height of the new wall.
Before you leave this blog, appreciate if you could enlightened me with more ideas so that I can enhance the beauty of this area, at the same time green this environment further beginning from my house.
To enhance your imagination, append below some of photo taken around the area.