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I've read of many who are collecting rain water from the roof to use in the garden. Is it safe?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 27, 2013 01:11 AM
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The thought of using this in my vegetable garden makes me pretty queasy. After all, most roofing material is shingles which are compiled of many substances I would never allow to come in contact with my food. I cannot find any studies on such roof water, and it's contaminants/safety/not safe. Do you know of any, and what would be an alternative roofing material that allows for safe rain water collection? Thank you.




 

 

The thought of using this in my vegetable garden makes me pretty queasy. After all, most roofing material is shingles which are compiled of many substances I would never allow to come in contact with my food. I cannot find any studies on such roof water, and it's contaminants/safety/not safe. Do you know of any, and what would be an alternative roofing material that allows for safe rain water collection? Thank you.

That is fully understandable. I hate to break this to you but your food probably already does come into contact with undesirable substances due to run off, soil and water...


 

 

 
 
 

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