What is Rainwater Harvesting?
Rainwater Harvesting is the capture of rainfall in order to be reused. These uses include:
- Landscape Irrigation
- Watering Indoor and Outdoor Plants
- Managing Stormwater Runoff, Erosion, and Flooding
- Topping of Water Features, Pools, Hot Tubs, etc.
- Washing your Car, Patio, or Deck
- Pressure Washing
- Rainwater can even be used for toilet, laundry, and other non-potable water supplies in areas where it is allowed.
The RainXchange system allows you to do this in a revolutionary way using a decorative water feature incorporated into the landscape to provide filtration for an underground storage basin. For the home owner this means:
- True self-sustaining landscape that blends with any environment
- Reduced water bills including city storm sewer charges
- Alleviate demand on municipal systems
- Avoid strict watering schedules
- Improved landscape growth
- Reduce flooding and erosion
- Efficient use of a valuable resource
Did You Know?
- One inch of rainfall on a 2,000 ft2 residential roof generates 1,250 gallons of water that can be reused.
- That same roof in our region of Eastern, NC receiving 51 inches of annual rainfall generates nearly 58,000 gallons of reusable water.
- The average U.S. household with a 10,000 square foot lot uses up to 3,000 gallons of water weekly for landscape irrigation.
- Running a sprinkler for 2 hours can use up to 500 gallons of water.
- Seventy percent of water used at home is used outdoors.
- 66,175 gallons of water are used outdoors per household, per year.