Water, however, is the lifeblood of the planet and every living thing depends on it. With our weather getting increasingly erratic, summers hotter, and droughts more common, it makes more sense than ever to treat rainwater as a valuable resource. Each of us can collect and conserve water in our yards and easy starting points are raingardens and rain barrels. The more adventurous might then consider larger cisterns and rainwater harvesting systems.
Rain Gardens are gardens that are made to collect rainwater and soak it into the ground.
Rain Barrels are typically connected to roof downspouts to collect rainwater and save it for a dry day.
Cisterns and Rainwater Harvesting
Cisterns are tanks used to collect rainwater, larger than rain barrels, and used for larger applications.