Rain Water Harvesting

What is Rainwater Harvesting? As is often stated, “Water is life and a human right” and rainfall is the major source.

The practice of capturing and storing rainwater goes back thousands of years and still continues to be a lifeline for many rural African communities.

The 3 main components in rain harvesting incorporates;

  1. A catchment area (e.g. rooftop of home, cow shed, store, shop etc);
  2. A conveyance system (our LifeLine gutters, first flush/rain diverter, pipes, tap etc.); and
  3. A sufficiently large AFRITANK water storage tank.

The technology is simple to install, operate and maintain. Both sides of the roof of a home, shop, shed or store could be used to harvest a lot more rainwater than by using only one side of the roof.

Our Rain Harvesting Product Package incorporates – Complete Lifeline Gutter and a AFRITANK. The technology is simple to install, operate and maintain.

You can buy the package from our website, reach any of our sales representative or visit our Sales office for a complete package. You can also email or call us using the contact details on our website.

Our RWH Solution as a readily accessible, affordable and sustainable solution: is today well known and is readily accepted by the population. AFRITANK is Rwanda’s No.1 Water Tank and it is a household name. The technology is simple, comparatively inexpensive and flexible, allowing for expansion or re-location of the Solutions as needed.

Local artisans and unemployed youths can be trained on the job to install it thus creating much needed employment opportunities. For smallholder families (a vast majority of our population) and also for most low-income rural and urban households, our Solution is both convenient and empowering

Our Lifeline Reinforced Gutter Installation Guidelines

  • Find your high point
  • Position the first bracket at determined high point as high as possible on the fascia under roof overhang.
  • Locate position of downpipe outlet, this will be your low point.
  • Mark and secure brackets no more than 50 cm apart
  • Use 3 stainless steel nails per bracket
  • Position outlet at low point
  • Use solvent welds to join profile to connectors and angle bends
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