We have all heard that rainwater harvesting is good for the environment, but if you’re like most of us you don’t exactly know why.
Here are a few quick points why rainwater harvesting is vital for a thriving local ecology:
- You protect your local watershed. When stormwater runs heavy it causes stream banks to a road causing damage to our sensitive waterways and wildlife habitat. Stormwater runoff is the number one source of pollution in the US. When we slow it worth store it on-site we prevent this from happening.
- Rainwater makes your garden more resilient in the face of droughts, floods, and fire. Not only is rainwater free of the salt, chemicals, and minerals found in other water sources, but by nature’s design, it has the perfect pH balance and nitrate delivery ready perfect for a thirsty garden.
- Want to do your part to restore the hydrologic cycle? When you collect rainwater to use in your garden, you reduce stormwater impacts by holding water on-site rather than letting it runoff.
- Recharge groundwater
- Utilize recycled materials like rain barrels.
- Keep your guard and lush and healthy.
- Lessen the effects of dry and wet spells.
- Medicate impacts of climate change.
Now that we know why rainwater harvesting is good for the environment we can do our share to collect it!