Benefits Rainwater Catchment

Benefits of Renewable Water, Rainwater Harvesting, Rainwater Catchment, , Renewables News DFW, Dallas Fort Worth North Texas North Central Texas

Rainwater Catchment, Storage, and Conveyance

The Many Benefits ofRainwater
Renewable Water for aGreen Homeor Business

News of Renewable & Alternative Energy

Join our email list here

Renewable Energy 
& Green Services

Consulting  
Economics of Green

Energy Audits
 
Green Building 
Green Remodeling 
Rainwater Harvesting 
Renewable Energy   
Solar Electric
 
Solar Hot Water 
Wind Energy 
Glossary 

 

The benefits of rainwater harvesting are varied and numerous:

  1. Reduces water bills.

  2. Plants thrive when irrigated with stored rainwater.

  3. As rainwater percolates into the soil, it forces salts down and away from root zones, allowing roots to grow better and making plants more drought tolerant. 

  4. Reduces flow to storm sewers.

  5. Reduced water volume causes less erosion in urban areas.

  6. Helps municipalities meet summer water demand.

  7. Delays expansion of water treatment plants.

  8. Helps keep pesticides, fertilizers, and petroleum products out of groundwater and rivers.

  9. Distribution is easy and inexpensive.

  10. Can provide soft water for indoor non-potable use.

  11. Easy to expand.

  12. Reliable for irrigation, even in DFW.

  13. Pumps can run off solar energy or 12 volt systems.

  14. Water sources are renewable.

  15. Relatively inexpensive to install.

  16. Maintenance is easy and inexpensive.

And the water really is ample here. The State of Texas estimates 2 billion gallons of water could be generated annually in a large metropolitan area the size of Dallas if we only used 10% of our roof area to harvest rainwater.

Return to Rainwater Catchment Index 

Do you need an energy consultant, energy auditor, 
green builder, or green remodeler
 in North Central Texas 
or the Dallas-Fort Worth area? 
Are you purchasing or building a home?
Ready to add renewable energy?
Interested in living more sustainably?
Contact Terry Jensen 
Frugal Energy, LLC
972 251-1532 or 817 443-2553 Just have a question or two?
Please call. If I can answer without
seeing your home or business, 
I will do so at no charge.

 

Green  & 
Renewable
Energy 972 251-1532 or  817 443-2553

 

Subscribe to free Dallas-Fort Worth Renewable Energy e-newsletter

Sent periodically with home remodeling news and information. 
Also includes calendar of green events and classes.

 

Home   Contact   Consult  

Copyright © 2008-2011 DFW Green Building and Renewable Energy. All rights reserved.Reprinted with permission which is not universally given. Please contact DFWGreen Building and Renewable Energy for permission in writing before using thesecopyrighted materials.

Note: The opinions expressedherein are exclusively those of the writers or other participants and do not necessarily reflect theposition of CyberParent. They are not intended to take the place of advice of ahealth, legal, or other professional whose expertise you might need to seek.