Liquid Savings For Sunny Days

Harvesting rainwater can provide a year-round supply of water for a lusher landscape.
A pond can absorb storm-water from your property and the overflows from rain barrels.

Reducing storm-water runoff is one of the nine principles promoted for a Florida-friendly yard. Harvesting rainwater with rain barrels not only reduces storm-water, it also provides water for later use. Forward-thinking towns and communities encourage rain barrel use, and some communities even provide discounted or free rain barrels to their citizens. Just think how much the initial storm-water runoff would be reduced if only half of a town’s citizens used a rain barrel or two.

Read the entire article in the February 2009 issue