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Giant Step for Water Conservation

Today I happened across an article that made me proud to be a Texan. With drought issues being more and more prevalent, every drop of water that can be conserved should be conserved. It makes sense to find ways to not only make it easier for water to be conserved but also save people money when they do opt to conserve. 

Below is the link to the article I came across but as a brief synopsis, the City of San Marcos, Texas is putting a rebate in place for Rainwater Harvesting system installation of up to $5000 for homeowners and up to $20,000 (conditions apply) for commercial installations. This is a giant leap that I hope for all of our sakes, especially our children, that other Texas cities decide to implement in some type of manner to encourage water conservation. 

You are welcome to read this article for yourself here

As always, comments and/or questions are always relevant and welcome. 

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www.RainDropSavers.com

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Water Restrictions are Only the Beginning

It is summer in Texas and as the heat goes up, so does the water bills and electric bills. It is a struggle to have a halfway decent looking lawn and that is only going to get harder and harder as water becomes more scarce. The issues facing the Woodlands as shown below in this story affect the entire state with some counties still in drought conditions from last year.


Click here for the original link to the story that goes with the video below.

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As the aquifers drop, water is going to become a precious resource. Some solutions are changing your landscaping to more natives and using drip irrigation to help conserve water. Redesigning your landscaping can also help water go back into the aquifer instead of running off into the sewers.

Rainwater harvesting is another option that can be added to help the water bill. When used in conjunction with the proper landscaping, water use can be reduced to drip irrigation using the rainwater that is harvested. Water harvesting systems can range from the simple (a few barrels) to the complex (underground barrels and pumps used).

The picture below shows an example of how much water can be saved given the variables of a 2000 sq foot roof and one inch of rainfall.

There are many types of rainwater holding devices as well as systems that can be designed. One can easily be designed to meet your needs for today and well into the future.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about water resources, harvesting, system design and more. As we learn, so shall you!

RainDrop Harvesting Solutions, LLC
www.RainDropSavers.com