Rainwater Catchment | simple irrigation systems
Rainwater catchment systems capture and store rainwater for landscape irrigation. Rainwater is stored in above ground tanks until needed in the summer to irrigate plants in the garden.
san francisco, california
Since 2005, the Alcatraz Gardens Project has been restoring and replanting the historic gardens of Alcatraz Island. In the past, irrigation water was imported to the island from San Francisco to irrigate the drought tolerant plants that have been selected to restore the gardens. In an effort to achieve a more sustainable solution, WaterSprout designed and constructed a 15,000 gallon rainwater catchment system to irrigate the restored historic gardens. Garden volunteers use hoses to gravity irrigate the plants in the landscape.