Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting at the Brazoria Environmental Education Station

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

With Texas growing population and limited supply of both groundwater and surface water, Texans must use water wisely. Rainwater harvesting is an innovative approach anyone can use. Rainwater harvesting captures, diverts and stores rainwater for later use. The rainwater use may include both drinking and landscape irrigation. Using rainwater harvesting, demand for a limited natural resource is reduced.

Reasons for harvesting rainwater for use in the home landscape:

  • Saves money by reducing water bills
  • Reduces demand on the municipal water supply
  • Make efficient use of a valuable resource
  • Reduces flooding, erosion and the contamination of surface water with sediments, fertilizers and pesticides in rainfall run-off
  • Rainwater is good for plants because it is free of salts and other minerals that harm root growth

The BCMG Rainwater Harvesting project was started in 2007 and completed in 2008 with a $5000 grant from the Dow Chemical Company.

Additional project information will be added to this webpage in the future.

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