Rain Water Harvesting/ Water Storage
During a 1" rainfall an average size home will have 1200 gallons of rain water run off the roof. Now lets say that you have 20 inches of rainfall in a year, that's 24,000 gallons of water that could be captured and stored for future use. Such as:
Supplement for low yielding wells
Watering lawns and gardens
Maintaining water levels in swimming pools
We install poly or concrete tanks (1000gal, 1500gal or 2000gal) multiple tanks can be linked together for even more storage capacity. All downspouts are filtered then directed to a catch basin ( to trap any debris not trapped by the screens) water then flows to the holding tanks. Water can be pumped out of the holding tanks by an on demand pump, or a pump with a pressure tank and pressure switch. Water can be tied in to your household plumbing (after being filtered and treated with UV light) with a manifold to operate toilets and showers or outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems. If you have other out-buildings on your property there downspouts can also be directed to the holding tanks, increasing your collection capabilities.
Rain water is a renewable resource, why not harness it and store it for future use.
Take a look at this article from Infiltrator, of a system installed in Salem VA.