Fundamentals of Rainwater Harvesting

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By simply capturing water on a1500 square foot surface, a household can reduce their water bill by 50% and save 43,000 gallons of water a year!

What are the benefits to Rainwater Harvesting?

  • A good source of water during a seasonal drought.
  • Can reduce the volume of storm water run-off, lessen the impact on erosion and decrease the load on storm sewers.  This will keep potential storm water pollutants out of the city’s rivers,groundwater, and streets.
  • Great for landscape irrigation and reduces the demand for limited surface and groundwater supplies.
  • Helps utilities reduce the summer demand peak of water treatment plants.
  • Saving Money!  Operating costs for rain water harvesting systems are substantially lower than the cost for purchasing water from the centralized city water systems. 
  • The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting, developed by the Texas Water Development Board, outlines some the advantages and benefits of for harvesting rainwater.