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.
At the Simpson Residence, WaterSprout installed a 2,500 gallon rainwater catchment system that allows the homeowners to irrigate their garden using a hose attached to the bottom of the tanks. The system does not use pumps or electricity but relies on gravity to distribute the rainwater.