Why the Need to Harvest Rainwater?
Many people have never considered collecting rainwater for future use. Here in California, we have all experienced the negative effects of this 5-year long drought, and we’ve seen the demand and cost of water rise significantly. Many people have wondered how we are going to meet these demands. After all, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the average American usage 80-100 gallons of water a day! That includes you. So, how can you do your part? What precautions can you take to have as much of this limited resource at your disposal?
You can prepare to save hundreds of gallons of water through Rainwater Harvesting. Currently, we are seeing a lot of rain here in California. So it’s never been a better time to install a Rainwater Harvesting system.
What are the Benefits?
These systems are designed to:
Where to Start.
A great start is to get an onsite rainwater catchment assessment by a qualified professional. This assessment is an evaluation that helps you to develop a water harvesting plan, custom tailored to your property. The professional will inspect your roof, calculate your water harvesting potential, and design a plan that meets your current and potential watering needs. It is recommended that you choose an accredited professional with the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA). These professionals have been instructed in the proper design, installation and maintenance of a rainwater harvesting system. They are also required to receive continual education in the rainwater harvesting field.
Make a Plan Today!
As California residents, we are in a unique position. Currently, the vital commodity that we’ve been deprived of for 5 years has been pouring down from the sky. The question is: what will you do with it? The answer is clear, harvest your own rainwater!
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