Rainwater Harvesting refers to the collection and storage of rain. Collection is usually from rooftops and stored in tanks. Stored water can then be used for non-potable purposes such as irrigating landscapes.
Rainwater harvesting systems can range from a simple barrel at the bottom of a downspout to multiple tanks with pumps and controls. Rainwater harvesting once provided water for many American homes.
Rainwater harvesting also reduces stormwater runoff pollution. When rain falls it immediately picks up pollutants from rooftops and pavement. This pollution is carried into storm drains and then into streams. Collecting stormwater from rooftops and directing it to storage tanks so it can later be used for irrigation decreases the volume and rate of runoff.
If you’d like to learn more about rain water harvesting, The Native Garden can help. Whether you would prefer to install your own system or have one installed for you, we stock a range of rain water harvesting equipment and will be happy to share with you our knowledge and experience to make sure your system is a success.