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"Rainwater harvesting" (RWH) and “stormwater catchment” are often used interchangeably referring to a wide range of practices that capture and utilize or infiltrate rainfall on a site, rather than funneling…
By Penny Livingston and Leilanie Bruce Low Impact Development (LID) is an innovative rainwater and stormwater management approach that seeks solutions that model nature, specifically hydrological functions and geographic contours.
Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) is the practice of capturing, infiltrating or utilizing rainfall from roofs, constructed catchment surfaces, and driveways, sidewalks, parking lots and streets.
On the water supply side, harvesting rainwater (and graywater) will greatly reduce your demand for municipally treated potable water, well water, and other water sources generally tapped for daily needs,…
Even when using captured rainwater, get in the habit of using water wisely. Many existing homes, commercial, institutional and industrial facilities will save significant water and money by repairing leaks…
Rainwater and snowfall are the ultimate sources of all drinking water on the planet. Rainwater and melted snow runs off the land and collects in lakes and rivers. They also…
Every rainwater harvesting (RWH) system is custom tailored to site features, intended water use, budget, new construction or a retrofit, and other factors.
Whether you are a homeowner, a water manager for a large industrial campus or a farmer trying to collect water for irrigation or animal watering stations, there are some common…
As of late 2009, California had no statewide regulations that either permit or prohibit rainwater harvesting. It is best to check first with your city and/or county regarding codes and…
Costs for rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems vary tremendously, depending on the scale and complexity of the system. A simple residential rain barrel system for gravity-fed irrigation put together by the…