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What are the problems of rainwater harvesting?

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November 22, 2010 6:17AM
  1. If you own a water utility, you bring in less revenue if your customers begin catching and re-using rainwater.
  2. Dirt and leaves fall on your roof and this is washed into your pipes at the first rainfall. This can be fixed with a "first flush diverter" which catches the dirty water automatically. A float rises in a tube as the tube fill with dirty water. When the tube is full, clean water is automatically diverted into your tank.