Rainwater Recycling is the collection, filtration, and reuse of rain. This green way of controlling and preventing water waste is also known as rainwater harvesting, collection, or catchment system. Whatever you choose to call it, recycling rain is smart water use.
Rainwater can be collected and stored in many different ways, begining with a simple gutter run-off into a rain barrel or a proffessionaly installed system to serve as a replacement for an automatic function.
KAG specializes in intelligent Rain Recycling systems to operate irrigation for lawns and landscaping, retention ponds, auto-refills for pondless water features such as bubbling boulders, waterfalls, and fountains.
In addition to the environmental affects of smart rainwater use, clients can save money on their water bill by not having to refill evaporated water from water features, and by using less water in their irrigation system. Commerical properties with retention ponds save money in fines paid due to storm water run-off fees.
40% of the average homeowner’s water use is outdoors. Rain barrel use reduces the stress on municipal water systems during the dry, summer months.
700 gallons of water runs off a 1,200 square foot roof after only one inch of rainfall. Using a rain barrel is an excellent way to conserve some of this water.
A quarter inch of runoff from an average roof will easily fill a rain barrel. If you have five storms a season, that equals 275 gallons of free water.
Rain absorbed within a rain garden will filter pollutants otherwise delivered to treatment plants or directly to streams. Studies report greater than 90% of copper, lead and zinc, 50% of nitrogen and 65% of phosphorus can be filtered in a rain garden.