Rainwater harvesting system consultations and installations
Harvesting the rainwater that falls onto your roof can provide you with an alternative water source for irrigation and other non-potable uses. This is an important step in making our towns more sustainable, especially here in California (Sonoma County) where we continue to face severe droughts. Rainwater harvesting systems diverts, collects, and stores rainwater from your roof for a later use. Most people use this additional water supply for irrigating their gardens or landscapes, washing things, and filling ponds or fountains. In addition to the benefit of having an alternative water supply for these things, you are also helping the environment in suburban areas by reducing the amount of runoff into your local streams. Did you know that for every 1 inch of rain we get, a 1,000 sq. ft. roof can collect 6,000 gallons of water! That is more water than most family's use indoors in an entire month.
We can help you whether you want a few barrels or want to take the leak to a large catchment tank or system. You have many options when it comes to what type of store you want. We will help you figure out what style works best for your property, water use needs, and budget. Our experienced team can help you navigate permitting and code-compliance as well.
Did you know that many of your local water companies offer money for water conserving features such as installing rainwater storage on your property? Santa Rosa Water offers $0.50 a gallon to install your own rainwater system.
If you don't have space for large tanks, but like the idea of capturing the rainwater on site so that it can slowly make its way back down into the aquifers, then we can build rainwater gardens. Rainwater gardens direct the water to an area where it will sit and be absorbed back into the ground. These can typically double as a front yard landscape at most properties.