Paul, Good job. I think your ability to document these two jobs helps folks see that they can do it too. We don’t dig quite as much when we divert the downspout water. We attach a perforated pipe to the downspout and snake it around the landscape. the pipe should be at least 12′ long. [...]
Problem: Make a water catchment system harvesting all of the rain water off the roof. The water is absorbed into the ground. In this part of the country we get about 12 inches of rain per year. (That is not too much). The roof has about 2000 square feet surface area. We start out by [...]
It is not the size that matters but the shape. It is important to have the highest capacity for water to be absorbed by the soil to prevent flooding up the drain pipe or house. In this case we bury a catchment system about 18 to 20 inches below the surface. It is important to [...]
The calculation for rain harvesting is simple and straight forward. There are two places where rain water can be caught. Rain is caught off the roof or channeled into a holding area once it hits the ground. The amount of water harvested off a roof is calculated by this formula. Maximum water (gallons) = 7.48 [...]
Water catchment system have been around for several thousand years . It’s nothing new and it comes in many forms, shapes and sizes. There are really only a few places to store the water once it is collected. It can be stored in a barrel of some sort, a lake, or in the soil itself.
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