Rainwater Harvesting

If you have a rainwater harvesting system, installing a gutter guard is vital – to ensure clean, usable water.  By keeping gutters free from leaves and debris, you also minimise wastage, and collect the greatest possible volume.

What is rainwater harvesting?

Rainwater harvesting (also called roofwater harvesting) involves the collection, storage and distribution of rainwater from the roof, for use inside and outside the home or business, and is the most efficient water supply solution for our communities’ water problems.

How can rainwater be used?

Australia is the driest continent on earth and in most rural communities rainwater is the only supply of water for human consumption. Australians have used rainwater for many years as their source of water for all requirements – drinking, cooking, bathing, laundry, toilet flushing through to watering the garden. This is also true for many other communities around the world.

Nowadays, even when mains or reticulated water supplies are available to communities, many people choose to use rainwater that is collected from the roof and stored in tanks or other vessels to supply their water requirements.

What part does gutter guard play in a rain harvesting system?

Installing a quality gutter guard is vital to ensure the cleanest water with any rainwater harvesting system. By keeping gutters free from leaves and debris you can feel confident you are collecting the greatest volume of water too.

A rain harvesting system consists of 12 key steps and the first 2 steps in the system depend on your roof and gutters to ensure the best water quality in your rain water tank.


1. Check ROOF SURFACE is suitable for collecting quality rainwater.

2. Install GUTTER GUARD (such as Blue Mountain Mesh) to prevent leaves and debris from blocking gutters.