Rainwater Harvesting

Passive Rainwater Harvesting

A simple rainwater harvesting method that diverts precipitation from gutters directly onto landscaping. This method is low maintenance, can be beneficial for people on a budget, or where site restrictions exist. Please see our Homeowners Guide if you are interested in installing a passive rainwater harvesting system in your home, plus links to additional resources.

Active Rainwater Harvesting

Active rainwater harvesting conveys water from the roof of your home into a tank or cistern. Elaborate systems can be installed that include distribution systems. Leaf screens and first-flush devices are important for installation. This supply is ideal for watering vegetable gardens, raised planter beds, and containers of indoor plants.

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Additional Resources

Rainwater Education

Save thousands of gallons of water and begin installing your water harvesting system before our seasonal monsoons arrive.

Harvesting Rainwater For Landscape Use
University of Arizona, Patricia Waterfall, Second Edition, October 2004
Rainwater Harvesting Resources
Rainwater wisdom and water conservation resource links
State of Georgia Rainwater Harvesting Guidelines and Information
Guide for those involved in design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of rainwater harvesting systems.
Harvesting Rainwater Calculator
Figure your water saving potential- external link not associated with the City

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