Rainwater, or Precipitation, is one of the few things on our planet that has not altered much. The water we have today has been around for hundreds of millions of years. Water does not leave the atmosphere, it is constantly recycling itself. All of our planetís water eventually falls as rainwater. 134,000 trillion gallons of water evaporates each year, moves into the atmosphere, and the same amount falls back to Earth as rainwater.
Rainwater still falls, flows through the dirt and runs off hard surfaces, accumulates in the soil, plants, oceans, and lakes, then evaporates to begin the cycle all over again. This is a process called the hydrologic cycle. During the process, the water is purified and freshwater is restored. It is interesting to think that the rain falling outside your front door had once been halfway around the world.
Approximately one-half of municipal water is used on outdoor landscaping during the hot summer months. Think of how much money can be saved by using harvested rainwater instead of tap water. As an additional bonus, rainwater does not contain the added chemicals that are common in our city water supply. While fluoride is beneficial to prevent tooth decay, there really isnít any benefit in adding it to oneís lawn.
Too much rainwater can be damaging, especially if it occurs in areas where there is little chance for it to enter the soil, which acts as a filter. It can overflow sewers, erode soil and foundations to buildings, cause basements to leak, and pollute water supplies. Collecting and storing rainwater for later use can eliminate these problems. We would love to help you with your Rainwater.