We’ve all heard the saying, “spring showers bring May flowers”. Yes, it is true, but the greater Kansas City area could benefit a lot more from those springs showers by rainwater harvesting. Not only is it a great option for watering your gardens and lawn, it is one of the best ways to go sustainable at home.
“The term “rain water harvesting” refers to the collection and storage of rain. Collection is usually from rooftops, and storage in catchment tanks.” – www.portlandonline.com
There are quite a few benefits to utilizing rain water harvesting.
- Supplies water directly to your garden that is chlorine free and contains no calcium carbonate.
- Diverts water from your home that could leak into the foundation which may cause flooding.
- Allows for the water to stay where it is being used instead of sending it off to be unnecessarily treated.
- Great for irrigating lawns, washing the car, and even flushing toilets.
And last but not least, if you are recycling rain water into your landscape, that can definitely help cut your water bill, therefore, saving you money.
Do you practice rain water harvesting at your home or in your community?