Celebrate The Rain!

By: Denis A. Rochat, President Rainwater harvesting, when integrated into land use planning delivers enormous economic and environmental benefits.   For instance, consider a five acre hayfield to be subdivided for 20 new homes. Prior to development the soil can absorb...
What is Rainwater Harvesting?

What is Rainwater Harvesting?

Rainwater harvesting is a technology used to collect, convey and store rain from relatively clean surfaces, such as a roof, for later use. Rainwater harvesting can provide water for human consumption, reduce water bills and lessen the need to build reservoirs which...

MS4 Phase II and Rainwater Harvesting

Local stormwater control agencies are ramping up enforcement of EPA mandated MS4 Phase 2 stormwater regulations. If you are developing or have plans for construction these regulations are likely to impact your project. Rainwater capture can be a major component of...

Rainwater Harvesting and LEED

According to the U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1279, 76,500 million gallons per day of water were withdrawn from principal aquifers in the U.S. for the year 2000. Irrigation comprised about 74% of that amount, with public supply comprising about 21%. The cost of...