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Gutters and Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting provides a supply of water that can be used for irrigation and other purposes.

We face a growing, concern about our dwindling water resources and our growing demands to conserve and reuse water responsibly.

Water resources are finite and engineers and architects are being pressed to come up with new solutions to meet water demands.

As in ancient times, modern science has turned to capturing and collecting rainwater as a partial solution to the problem and a gutter system is the first step in harvesting rainwater.

  • Harvested water is perfect for many uses around the house, or around commercial buildings, from watering the lawn and plants to washing and cleaning.
  • Rainwater Harvesting protects valuable landscaping from mandatory water cut-offs. Unexpected water shortages that can destroy their beauty.
  • Rainwater Harvesting conserves valuable drinking water. Harvesting water for cleaning, irrigation, washing and other purposes helps preserve more of the valuable fresh water we all rely on for cooking and drinking.
  • Finally, managing storm water at the source minimizes downstream impacts of erosion and prevents rainwater from becoming runoff.

Rainwater Harvesting Systems utilize your home’s gutters to capture water, then store the rainwater in above or below ground tanks for later use in landscape irrigation, car washing, and decorative fountains or as non-potable water for toilet flushing, laundry and indoor fire sprinkler systems.

 

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Facts

The need to collect rainwater...

The need to collect rainwater for drinking and channel water for irrigation dates back to ancient times. Wooden gutters and downspouts, were developed in more recently. Rainwater captured in barrels was used for bathing and washing.

FAQ's

Q. What thickness of gutter should I get

A. The standard is .027 or .032. However in snow regions the heavier gauge is recommended to provide greater durability and strength.  If you are installing copper, a 5-ounce copper is recommended

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