If you could save 600 gallons of rainwater, would you?
- If you could do it without one rain barrel, tank, or digging up your yard to bury a cistern.
- If you have a 10′ x 10′ garden, 600 gallons would supply 1″ of water per week (recommended), at 10 gallons/day for 60 days, or two months.
You could water your garden for two months without any rainfall.*
*If you own a house with a 25′ x 40′ roof, you can catch 600 gallons from a 1″ rainfall.
Normally a graph like this is a good thing.
Unless it shows groundwater depletion. Some pretty smart folks are investing in water now, banking on future shortages.
Here’s one way (or 2) you can make a smart choice for your water future.
“Wait a minute,” you say, “Why rainwater?”
- It’s free. (unless it’s illegal, then make sure it’s well hidden 😉 Did I type that out loud?
- It’s easy. Once built, it can operate automatically.
- Your water utility might pay you to do it.
- If your well pump or public supply is lost, you still have water.
- It’s soft, good for washing and appliances (with some filtration)
- It keeps your lakes and rivers cleaner
- It helps to recharge your depleting groundwater
- Your plants will grow better with rainwater. A Lot better.