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INNOVATIONS

INNOVATIONS

RAINWATER COLLECTION

Goals of Innovation: The homeowners desired to save rainwater for irrigation of the gardens and grounds.

Description: Roof surfaces were maximized and connected via pipes to a 1750-gallon buried tank with outlet gravity flow to lower garden beds and landscape areas.

Obstacles: It was a challenge finding the tank size required and installing the system.

Cost Information: The system cost $1200, however given the high prices of rural water this should pay for itself in 4 years without including the benefit of garden produce.

Additional Benefits/Drawbacks: No other benefits or drawbacks have been reported at this time. Presently, the homeowners are going into the first growing season 2005.


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