Sustainable Systems

Sustainable Systems

“The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Water Management

Rainwater collection, storage & distribution.

Flood mitigation & redirection.

Water Heating

Irrigation

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is an integral part of off-grid type of living that happens outside the comfort of the city. Water is used for a large variety of different uses and a very valuable commodity.

Most structures on our land with any size roof from the sawmill to homes and kitchen areas are fitted with gutters to catch and guide water to our storage tanks.

Water is used for drinking, washing and cleaning. Drinking water helps the cells in the body stay hydrated, assists in the digestion process, is helpful for optimum kidney function and reminds us of nature where water is one of the key elements for survival of this planet.

Water needs to be consciously harvested and consumed and used as part permaculture set-up where the long term goal is to establish healthier soil and forests.

Some benefits of harvesting rainwater include :

  • Decrease risk of flooding and erosion
  • Reduced water bill
  • Reduced demand on groundwater
  • Water has less man-made contaminants
  • Understanding amount of water used and breeding mindful consumption

Water is used frugally and re-used where possible.

Water Heating

  • Donkey boilers (Active heating)
  • Compost heating (Passive heating)

Flood Mitigation & Redirection

  • Swales
  • Dam
  • Sprinklers
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Hose pipe
  • Dam water as source
  • Gravity fed

Waste Management

Recycling Station

Composting

Compost Toilets

Grey Water

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Recycling Station

Compost Toilets

Fire Safety Systems

Fire breaks

Fire brigades

Fire Breaks

Fire Brigades