Are you ready for the rain this fall? Ever heard of rainwater harvesting or stormwater alternatives? On average a 2,000 square foot house will have 47,500 gallons of water run off the roof annually. That’s an average of 130 gallons per day. That’s a lot of water! Even more rain can run off of barns and larger buildings. Collecting rainwater from the roof of your home, barn, or greenhouse is a great way to save water for the drier months in the summer and save money on your water bill. It only takes one simple installation to save the environment and use rain as a way to water your garden, lawn and landscape.
There are other stormwater alternatives that help the environment and keep our water clean. Some alternatives help conserve our water resources and reduce flooding in yards and roads. Stormwater alternatives can reduce soil erosion and protect water quality. One thing to consider before installing rainwater harvesting systems or stormwater alternatives is how much water runs off your roof. This will determine which stormwater method works best for you.
Annual Rainfall (inches)/1.6 x Surface Area (square ft.) = gallons/year to collect