13 Mar The Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting
Anyone living in Tucson knows that rain does not come often in the southwest, but when it rains, it pours. During these times of winter storms and monsoons, homeowners and businesses may take advantage of the downpour with rainwater harvesting systems that can reduce your high water bills in the harsh desert landscape. Even if you maintain a landscape primarily of native plants, you will still need irrigation and watering systems for your residential yard or corporate property. With rainwater harvesting, you can reduce waste in watering and add more sustainability to your landscape while enjoying the benefits detailed below.
Since most rooftops already feature drainage systems, they are suitable as catchment areas that can be easily attached to harvesting systems. This can keep the cost of installation down, which will optimize the financial benefits of a rainwater harvesting system.
Reduced Need for Ground Water
Rainwater harvesting can help you reduce your household’s impact on ground water depletion, which is a big concern for residents in the Southern Arizona region.
Lower Soil Erosion Rates
With an effective rainwater harvesting system in place, you can store water that may otherwise cause flooding in low lying areas on your property. By minimizing floods, you can reduce soil erosion and ground water contamination from pesticides and fertilizers that may be on the surface of the soil.
Diverse Uses around the House
Harvested rainwater may be useful in more areas than the garden. You might use it to wash your car or connect to your plumbing so that you preserve more ground water and further reduce your environmental impact. Because rainwater is free of chemicals that may be found in ground water, it is actually a favorable substitute for applications like watering plants.
If you are considering rainwater harvesting for your sustainable landscape design in Tucson, call Santa Rita Landscaping at (520) 623-0421 to explore your options. Our custom commercial and residential landscaping solutions will help you increase the value of your home and create a beautiful, welcoming space to enjoy the Arizona sunshine.
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