Rainwater utilization vs. drinking water
Unfortunately, we forget far too often how naturally water comes out of the tap. Open the tap, close the tap. Done. Although we live in Germany and thus in a water-rich country, we should not be headless when it comes to our drinking water. Last year, the federal office for civil protection and disaster relief already warned about the imminent drinking water shortage. The use of rainwater can be a good support here.
Just imagine if you could noticeably reduce your water consumption by using rainwater. Water the garden and do the laundry. Even the average 45 l per capita used for toilet flushing would be water under the bridge, and wherever drinking water is not required, you could use rainwater instead. That’s possible? Yeah, sure!
Rainwater decentralized and available almost everywhere.
The time has never been better to think about environmental protection and conserving resources. Climate change is a top topic on almost every news program, and green marketing overpowers our supermarket shelves. But unfortunately, you don’t hear anyone talking about how to use rainwater for their own benefit. Yet it’s one of the simplest things you can do for yourself and in the fight for our planet.
Rainwater utilization for Kliemannsland
Kliemannsland is setting a good example, as it has done with many other projects. On the farm, where we adults never lose the inner child, the use of rainwater will be very important in the future. As a climate partner, we will be working together with Fynn Kliemann’s team in the coming years and will be implementing great and innovative projects. The starting signal was given with the first project. Using rainwater for toilet flushing.
Take an excavator and a few helping hands
No sooner said than done. Middle of April the earthworks began to place our “Lego bricks” – that’s how they are tenderly called in the Kliemannsland. 5 cubic meters per tank and the whole thing is then put 1.5m deep into the ground. This is where the rainwater is collected. And what is in the tank? First: A pump, which transports the water so that the toilets in the large hall and the café can use the rainwater for flushing. Second: A biological rainwater filter. It provides a coarse filtration of the rainwater in a natural way.
Dreams of the future
More innovative projects are planned in Kliemannsland to show the full potential of rainwater utilization. Stay curious. We’ll report back when there’s something new.
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