We always enjoy the privilege our customers allow us by sharing their personal property space with us. We get to go into their yards and land and see what their needs are. We get to bring their ‘rainwater vision’ to life.
So as you can see above, there is a nice rectangular pad around the tank. Gravel base and sand are in the pad under the tank. There is a water level monitor calibrated for empty and full. To the left is the water coming into the tank and the First Flush Diverter. To the right is the overflow. This tank and pad matches very nicely to the existing landscaping and home exterior. We are extremely pleased with the look of this system.
Given the fact that College Station averages 35 inches of rain annually and the estimation that the customer will collect 488 gallons with one inch of rain, this customer should be able to collect 17,080 gallons over the course of the year. This tank will overflow, especially in large rainfall events but at least they have taken the first step in conservation. We can always come back in at a later date and trench to a larger tank. We would replace the existing overflow pipe and run that to a larger tank as the new overflow location and then that tank would also have an overflow. So if this customer decides they want to capture more at some point, adding on is very easily accomplished.
This is about the largest tank we would put in this location. Any larger would not fit properly in the space allotted, and would look out of place due to the diameter and height required to store the volume of water.
Stay tuned for more pictures as we keep helping customers conserve water in the Brazos Valley and surrounding areas in Texas!
As always, comments and/or questions are always relevant and welcome.
RainDrop Harvesting Solutions, LLC