November 19, 2015
Chris Maxwell-Gaines, PE, provided information, quotes, and images for an article about rainwater harvesting published in the November/December 2015 edition of the Landscape and Irrigation magazine.
The article discusses the limitations of rain barrels and the potential of larger rainwater collection “systems”. With the possible benefits of a larger system, there are design and cost issues to be aware of. When these systems are analyzed on a cost per gallon basis, a larger rainwater harvesting system is the way to go as long as any design issues are answered.