Most years, Contra Costa County gets a decent amount of rainfall. The rain that falls on your home and garden is a free supply of water that can save you money and protect our water supply. One inch of rain on a 1,000 square foot roof is over 620 gallons of water! And it’s simple to capture rainwater, so don’t let yours go down the drain. Start saving today with a rain garden or with rainwater harvesting.
A rain garden moves rainwater collected from your roof or driveway to a low area in your garden allowing it time to soak into the soil. The soil beneath your garden is like a giant sponge, storing water for your plants and reducing the amount you need to run your sprinklers or drip irrigation during the summer.