Rainwater Harvesting is the practice of collecting rain via a large catchment area (typically a roof) and storing it in a tank for later use.

For every inch of rainfall, about 550 gallons of rainwater can be harvested for every 1,000 square feet of roof space.

In regions where rainfall is steady, it can become a major water source for self-sufficiency practitioners. Specialized filters and water pumps can be configured to turn rainwater into a potable water source.

Be sure to check with your state legislation on regulations or incentives that may apply. Read on to find out how you can turn rain into viable water source.





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RainFlo 430: Complete Rainwater Harvesting System

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Is it Illegal to Collect Rainwater: 2021 Complete State Guide

A full list of the laws for rainwater harvesting by each state supported by links to current state legislation, government…

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This article lists and reviews the best rain barrel pumps for harvesting systems and provides information on how to size…

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What is a Rain Chain: The Rainwater Harvesting Ornament

Why are people considering rain chains for rainwater collection? Read our guide to selecting and installing a rain chain for…

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A great introduction to rainwater harvesting for those eager to learn: advantages, methods, practical uses, and components.…

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