Rainwater Catchment | simple irrigation systems
Rainwater catchment systems capture and store rainwater for landscape irrigation. A typical house with 2,000 square feet of roof area receiving 24 inches of rainfall can collect approximately 30,000 gallons of water a year. Rainwater is stored in above ground tanks until needed in the summer to irrigate plants in the garden.
Simple rainwater irrigation systems allow homeowners to irrigate there gardens using a hose connected to the bottom of the tank. As long as the tank is above the garden plants, gravity can move the rainwater from the tank to the garden. Gravity drip irrigation systems can be installed which use battery timers to automatically irrigate the landscape as well.