Do I need a pump for a rainwater system?

While you certainly can use the rainwater from the cistern by gravity through a hose bibb, a pump system can provide the flexibility to be able to use the rainwater far away from the cistern or [...]

How large of a cistern should I install?

The simple answer is… as large of a cistern that your budget allows. In central Texas, rainfall is feast or famine, so a larger cistern helps to capture more rainwater during the “feast” times of [...]

What is rainwater harvesting?

Rainwater harvesting is the collection of precipitation from a surface to reuse at a later time.  Most rainwater harvesting systems use roofs for the collection surface, but some rainwater [...]