Once it was said: it rains, a thief government. Now, with the climate change that has completely disrupted the calendar of seasons, we can say: it’s raining, let’s do it. In the sense that rainwater , especially where water resources are scarce, is really a precious asset if we can recycle it in one of the many possible ways.


Cleaning the floors , the dishes in the kitchen, and the car . But also the washing of the laundry and the refill of the toilet flush. You have to be aware of one thing: with rainwater you can do and wash everything at home. And even outside, or you can water the plants and cultivate the garden . Without spending a euro in terms of consumption.


Just to give an idea of ​​how much savings is hidden behind rainwater recovery, keep in mind that car washing translates, on average, into a consumption of 150 litres of water. Why waste it and consume it through taps? Each family is able to cover 50 percent of its water needs, through the recovery of rainwater. So much. With some side, domestic and general advantages. The washing machine, for example, works better with rainwater than the current one. And how much outside, the recycling of rain lowers the costs of disposal and purification of white water. So it incorporates a lifestyle inspired by an authentic, and not just theoretical, sustainability.


Numerous ancient civilisations considered the precipitation of propitious events because there were no water networks. Today, instead, rain is an alternative to running water and can replace it in a series of activities, and has very interesting features. It contains a low amount of limestone and is free of chlorine, two characteristics that allow it to delay the wear of the toilet and appliances and reduce the risk of breakdowns: from here, for example, the advice to use it for the washing machine.


To benefit from the advantages of rainwater we can install small storage tanks, thanks to which it is first filtered and then, through the decantation process, purified. Alternatively, we can use a do-it-yourself method by making a bottle with a built-in funnel. To get it, we need to get two plastic bottles, with their respective caps, and some duct tape. We cut the top part of the caps, so as to have only the rings and join the caps by overlapping them with insulating tape to screw them onto the neck of the bottles. At this point, all we have to do is place the bottle obtained in the place where the rain was collected. Thanks to this simple method we reduce the use of drinking water, limiting it to really necessary cases.