Rainwater collection systems in the Texas Hill Country are quite common. When drought strikes, they provide an alternative water source and reduce the strain on the municipal water supply. Properly installed, the systems can collect and hold safe, clean water for both potable and non-potable uses including landscaping, lawns and wastewater tanks.
Why would I need a Rainwater Collection System in Central Texas?
Rainwater is much softer than our mineral-laden hard water, it’s easier on plants since it has no chemicals such as fluoride and chlorine. Plus, collection can be as easy as connecting a rain barrel to a gutter. It’s an inexpensive way to save our natural resources and some communities even offer discounts on equipment.
Best of all, rainwater collection systems can save you big money in the long run. In addition to a lower water bill, the Texas Legislature allows the exemption of part or all of the assessed value of the property on which approved water conservation efforts are made.
By using rainwater harvesting systems to supply water for some, or all of your water needs, you can dramatically reduce our dependence on municipally treated water. According to Texas A&M Rainwater Calculator, one inch of rain drops more than 1,000 gallons of water on a 2,000-square-foot roof!
Learn More About Rainwater collection
If you have questions regarding rainwater harvesting, contact your Dripping Springs Elite Real Estate agent. They can help you determine the size, cost and maintenance requirements of a system. Plus, they’ll help guide you on when buying or selling a home or business that has an existing catchment source.