Rain Drops

January 24, 2009

The RainDrops system allows people to adapt standard plastic bottles to an existing gutter system to collect rain water. The repurposing of these plastic bottles will also give value to many bottles that are otherwise headed for landfills.

A large benefit to using plastic bottles as a water collection system is that it fits in nicely with the process called SODIS, which uses a combination of the suns UV rays and heat to remove pathogenic microorganisms that cause disease. This process is spreading across many developing countries due to its effectiveness and low cost.

Extract from Yanko Design

2 Responses to “Rain Drops”

  1. Chuck Says:

    Isn’t there a problem with the dust and debris that is on the roof that is swept and dissolved with the slightly acidic rain water? Does it not contain various minerals etc from both the dust in the air, and from the building materials used to create the top layer on the roof? It may be fair to good to water plants, but I [ IMHO ] give it to animals or humans to drink, even after being sterilized by the heat of the sun. The minerals would still be in solution in the bottled water.
    Just my slightly humble opinion.

  2. Alfredo garcía Says:

    Me parece interesante su metodo y muy practico como recibo mas informacion del mismo para usarlo con mi gente en el area rural

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