Save pure, clean rainwater from going down the drain

Water for your pets and plants, sans chlorine, chloramines

Rainwater harvesting is an ancient technique that's back in vogue because of rainwater's superior quality. Rainwater is valued for its purity and softness. It has a nearly neutral pH, and is free from chlorine, chloramines, disinfection by-products, salts, minerals, and other natural and man-made contaminants. Plants thrive under irrigation with rainwater.

How much rainwater could you collect? Assuming your home has a 2,500 square foot rooftop and 85% of a 1-inch rainfall is collected, you could capture 1,318 gallons! Use the following formula to calculate how many gallons you could save from going down the drain.

rainfall (inches) x roof area (square feet) x 0.62 gal/sq ft /inch rain x 0.85 collection efficiency (we usually assume 85% will actually end up in your rain barrel)

Benefits of rainwater

  • It's free, the only cost is the storage container.
  • The collection point is located close to your lawn and gardens.
  • It's superior for irrigation.
  • It reduces flow to storm water drains, protecting rivers and streams.
  • It reduces your utility bills.

Rainwater harvesting systems can be as simple as a rain barrel at the end of a downspout. We can even design a drip irrigation system that attaches to your rain barrel. Call 402-575-7988 or request a quote and get more information about rainwater harvesting options for your home. We'd love to help you save pure, clean rainwater from going down the drain.