As we all are aware, the worsening of global warming has been substantially attributed to weather change. As a result, we have flash floods and abrupt drought more frequently than what we have seen before. Therefore, it is time for us to unite as One Force to address this critical issue handsomely and wholesomely. Sad to say that without any drastic action, we will not improve the current status.
Although I am living in the tropical area with relatively higher average rainfall, there is no exclusion to these impacts. As such, we need constantly explore means to rectify this adverse situation, directly and indirectly. As a matter of fact, global warming likely cause changes in the rainfall patterns. It will bring shorter but heavier bursts of rain that had caused flash floods and soil erosion in certain areas especially areas without adequate drainage systems.
No doubts, certain areas in Malaysia have recorded a remarkable increase of rainfall in the last five years. Both the commercial and household water consumption has also been increasing steadily for the last century. Naturally, the usage of water is direct proportionate to the increase of climate warmth.
Hence, numerous of new ways of reducing, reusing and retaining rain water have been discovered over the years in order for us to reduce or eliminate occasional water rationing exercise as well as considerable price increase by the municipal water supplier. This is because we are no longer have such a luxury of consuming endless supply of water despite of having a relative higher average rainfall per year than most parts of the world.
This offers an opportunity for rainwater harvesting and recycling to play a significant role. Their benefits are numerous and not only limited to the financial aspect. At the same time, they also help towards building a sustainable future growth.
Append below are other benefits of rainwater harvesting and recycling for your consideration and action:-
a) They are also provide water for non-consumption purpose, such as flushing toilets, washing laundry, watering the garden and washing cars. Hence, reducing water bills.
b) They can also serve as an alternative water supply during water supply rationing or water supply interruption. This offer great opportunity for those areas with such a high interruption.
c) They serve to reduce or mitigate the possibility of flash flood.
d) It is excellent for watering the garden and filling ponds since it is chlorine free.
Last, but not least, it will enhance the value of the property with such system. Please feel free to add to the above list which we may have missed out and not thought of.
Thank you in advance for your kind participation.
With the above, we trust it is worth our effort and time to implement this effective measure to cushion this adverse effect to an extent. Let us start greening the environment to show our care and love to this planet.
If we don't, who else will do it. Please spread this article to others so that they also can take part in it.