Guardian Highlight Bermuda Roof Water System

April 2, 2019 | 1 Comment

Noting that England could be facing chronic water shortages within 25 years, the UK’s Guardian has highlighted the island’s system, saying that “Bermuda has overcome its own water shortages by catching rainwater from roofs.”

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The story said, “England could be facing chronic water shortages within 25 years, the Environment Agency warned recently.

“The problem stems from a growing population, leaking pipes from water companies, extravagant use of water by households and the growing threat from climate change.

“Bermuda has overcome its own water shortages by catching rainwater from roofs. Some 400 years ago the houses were built with steps on their sloping roofs to slow down the flow of rain. This helps stop the rain overwhelming the roof gutters before passing down into underground storage tanks.

“This ingenious arrangement makes the islanders self-sufficient in water, and also means they are acutely aware of how precious their water is and so go to great trouble to use it as efficiently as possible.

“The iconic stepped roofs of Bermuda are also painted white, reflecting the sunlight to help purify the water and also help keep the houses cooler.”

You can read the full story here on Guardian.

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  1. Don’t forget reverse osmosis and desalination please.

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