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Residential Applications for Rainwater Harvesting

Most people in the U.S. have their water supplied by municipal water sources. And if not, well water is the second most common water supply for residences.  There is another water supply that most are probably not familiar with, or may have not even heard of it! Allow...

Commercial Applications for Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is not only for residential applications, water needs in commercial and industrial processes can cost thousands of dollars a year, not only that, but rainwater harvesting helps new construction comply with stormwater regulations in retaining...

How to Live Off the Grid with Rainwater Harvesting

Planning to build your home outside of any municipal water zones? Or maybe you just like the thought of being self-sustainable? Either way, rainwater harvesting provides a viable water source other than the options of drilling a well or paying the local municipality...

The State of Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is evolving as a relatively young industry, but it is growing fast. Right now, all around the United States, rainwater harvesting is supplying thousands of people with potable water, as well as other water using processes in commercial realms....

DIY Rainwater Harvesting – Yes or No?

If you're reading this post, it probably means that you aren't afraid to dive into projects head on, and I think that is awesome. The ability to be self-reliant is one of the benefits of rainwater harvesting, so we are all on board for that! The question being...

Rainwater Harvesting Laws You Need to Know About

Rainwater harvesting as a primary water supply is a relatively new idea and industry. Therefore, the laws around rainwater harvesting can be a concern. As of right now, the federal government does not regulate rainwater harvesting at all, but rather, leaves it up to...

The Rainwater Harvesting System Process

Here is an in-depth look at the process of rainwater harvesting as the primary source of water in a residential application. The basic principles of rainwater harvesting are rather simple, catch rainwater, store it, use it. But there are components, details, and...

Roof Types for Rainwater Harvesting

Does it matter what type of roof you use for rainwater harvesting? If so, why? And what roofs are best for rainwater harvesting? Here is an in-depth guide to roofs for rainwater harvesting that answers these questions and more.   Why are roof types important for...

Independence Day

  In Congress, July 4, 1776.   The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America   When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the...

The History of Rainwater Harvesting

When did rainwater harvesting begin? Was it a primitive water source? Why is it no longer a common source? These are questions that I have when thinking about the history of rainwater harvesting. You may remember your grandfather talking about the old rain cistern on...

The Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is emerging as an intelligent option for water supply in residential, commercial, and agriculture applications, and it couldn't come in a better time. From an alternate source of exceptionally high-quality water to stormwater management, awareness...

Info on fluoride in drinking water.

We all want to prevent cavities and have healthy teeth, and fluoride is a proven way to keep tooth enamel strong. But, can too much of it be a problem?  Fluoride is a mineral found naturally in our bones and teeth. While it’s no longer considered an essential...

TRUE benefits.

Here is an article from the Water Quality Association. Bad water is bad for you, but safe water is key to life — and good for you! Water has so many health benefits that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends drinking eight 8-ounce glasses...

“Salt-Free” Water Softeners?

We often receive inquires about these so called "salt-free" water softeners. If you are curious about "salt free" systems, this article explains why a salt-free system may, or may not, be a benefit for you. There are two types of salt-free systems. Neither system is a...

Let’s Talk About Coffee.

Do you like coffee? This roasted bean serves the about 80% of U.S. adults according to the National Coffee Association. I drink 2-3 cups per day! It's a consistent part of my day and I am what you might call a coffee snob. Read another article about Coffee   Why Am I...