Rainwater Harvesting - Roof, Parking lot, Filter, Storage, Irrigation

Here's a quick look at a rainwater harvesting project at Boerner Botanical Gardens near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ed Beaulieu of Aquascape, Inc walks us thru a rainwater harvesting system and a permeable paver patio which is designed to capture the rain water from the roof and the parking lot of the facility. Boerner Botanical Gardens can then utilize the rain water for irrigation on their property; as well as provide habitat for wildlife and protection of the downstream watershed by controlling erosion.

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It is totally ridiculous to waste free, clean rainwater and ‘buy’ water from the mains instead.
Rainwater contains a fraction of the chemicals in mains water, the pH is ideal for supporting plant life and has an almost zero carbon footprint.