- Rainwater is delivered to us free of charge, eliminating the need for costly distribution systems. Did you know that 20% of all energy consumed in California is used to transport, treat or store water?
- Rainwater is the highest-quality source of irrigation water.
- Rain water is salt-free and can help flush plant damaging salts from the root zone in alkaline soils.
- Rainwater is a natural fertilizer containing sulfur, beneficial microorganisms, mineral nutrients, and nitrogen.
- Rainwater harvesting helps reduce utility bills.
- Rainwater harvesting reduces flooding by reducing flow to streets and storm drains.
- Rainwater harvesting reduces nonpoint-source pollution of stormwater.
- Rainwater harvesting provides a water source when well, surface, or municipal water is contaminated or unreliable (such as after a major earthquake)
- Water harvesting helps utilities reduce summer peak demands for water and reduces the volume of wastewater that needs to be treated at water treatment plants.
- Water harvesting is fun! The food from my garden tastes better than store bought food and we have emergency water storage.