This is a practice that has been around for hundreds of years. It involves using cisterns and other devices to collect and distribute storm water runoff while simultaneously keeping some stored for use for flushing toilets, doing laundry, irrigation, pressure washing, washing the car, taking showers, and so on. This water can also be purified for drinking and cooking.
More and more homeowners are seeing a need for helping to live "green" to improve the earth. Everything you do can help, including turning lights off in a room when you aren't in it, recycling, and using re-usable bags at the grocery store instead of choosing paper or plastic. One more thing you can do is to use stored water from rain and snow. We have full catchment systems available for your home.
Natures Solution Rain Harvesting Systems is what we install, and it makes use of a completely natural resource: rain water.
It saves money
The average U.S. household with an average size lot uses up to 3,000 gallons of water weekly just for landscape irrigation. Capturing and using rainwater will decrease the amount of water that has to be paid for.
Millions of tax-payer dollars are spent to maintain and repair public storm water and sewer systems. The amount of rainwater that feeds into these systems from homes can be substantially reduced when homeowners choose to harvest rainfall.
It conserves water
It is estimated that 66,175 gallons of water are used outdoors every year per household. Did you know that approximately one inch of rainfall on a 2,000 square-foot roof creates 1,250 gallons of water? or that it takes about 500 gallons of water to run a sprinkler for a few hours? With about 26 of our states currently or recently suffering from ‘drought conditions”, finding effective ways of conserving water is vital to our national economy.
It’s better for the environment
Plants and gardens being watered with rainwater are not being exposed to chlorine and other chemicals that most cities use to process our drinking water. Even though the water from a cistern is not potable because it has not been treated, it’s healthy for plants and gardens growing vegetables fruits and herbs.
It can reduce regional flooding
The more water that is withheld from over-used water systems the more flooding and erosion can be avoided.
At Don Kennedy and Sons, we have the perfect cistern for you and your family's needs. Call us today to learn more.