Rainwater Harvesting Resources

Rainwater Harvesting is the on-site management of rainwater and stormwater run-off for beneficial use. Practices are universally applicable, from a quarter-acre urban lot to a 600-acre rural farm. Strategies for rainwater harvesting vary by region, but all share the purpose of hydrating local landscapes, especially where human development has led to increased run-off and dehydration of the soil.

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