Implementing rainwater harvesting is beneficial because it reduces demand on existing water supply, and reduces run-off, erosion, and contamination of surface water.
Rainwater can be used for nearly any purpose that requires water. These include landscape use, stormwater control, wildlife and livestock watering, in-home use, and fire protection. Please see the menu on the right to learn more about each use.
A rainwater harvesting system can range in size and complexity. All systems have basics components, which include a catchment surface, conveyance system, storage, distribution, and treatment. For more information on each, please see the menu on the right titled “System Components.”
Rainwater Harvesting : Homeowners and landowners can construct systems to capture, store and use rainwater to water their landscape plants.
Rainwater Harvesting: System Planning : This manual was created to help contractors, consultants, land owners, and others plan rainwater harvesting systems.