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Rainwater Harvesting for Irrigation Water
Catherine Sabota
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Publication Date: 05/10/2010

Rainwater harvesting, whether it is from parking lots or rooftops, is the collection and storage of rainwater. Collected rainwater is used for domestic purposes and irrigation. In some countries, it is the only source of potable water. Rainwater is usually collected from rooftops, greenhouses, pool covers and other relatively clean surfaces. This stored water can be used for irrigation, flushing toilets, or washing cars; however, it is nonpotable and requires extensive treatment for use as tap water.