Rainwater can help supplement your water use, saving you money and protecting our water supply. Rain that falls on your home and garden is a free supply of water that’s simple to capture, so don’t let yours go down the drain. For example, one inch of rain on a 1,000 square foot roof is over 620 gallons of water! Learn more about rain gardens and 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.
Rainwater harvesting is a technique used for collecting, storing and using rainwater for landscape irrigation and other uses. The rainwater is collected from various hard surfaces such as rooftops and/or other manmade aboveground hard surfaces in barrels or cisterns to use later for irrigation. The more storage you have, the more plants you can water later.