Rainwater Collection & Watering

Recovering rainwater for re-use in watering the garden is a basic way of helping Nature. Many homeowners in the US & Canada install irrigation systems without considering the environmental cost of using fully treated drinking water for watering gardens when this is so costly and wasteful of energy & resources. We all want a beautiful Green garden, yes, but unless you live in Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma & Utah (where it's illegal!) then for a small investment in a rainwater recovery system we can all help the environment and save water. Combine using recovered rainwater with garden plants & landscaping adapted to local weather & soil conditions. Choose irrigation systems designed with low impact materials & that deliver water to the garden in a low evaporation, low loss way & we make a winning choice for the environment - and let's face it , that means we all win.

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

The importance and the benefits of creating buildings and landscapes that retain and manage rainwater on site… Stormwater - why it's important to choose permeable surfaces for paths & driveways As cities expand into the green space around them, naturally permeable landscapes are replaced with buildings, roads and park…

Installing a rainwater catment system
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Installing a rainwater catchment system

If you think a rainwater catchment system might be what you're looking for, whether to maintain independance or to further water conservation, read on… setting up a rainwater catchment system If it is not for financial reasons, why are you installing a water tank? Here are some reasons: To do your part for water cons…

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

Whether you plan to use rainwater for toilets, showers or properly filtered for drinking, harvesting rainwater can be an excellent part of a home water efficiency strategy… Rainwater harvesting is a great strategy for reducing domestic water use and protecting our homes and the land surrounding it. Harvesting rainwate…