Rainwater Harvesting on the Sunshine Coast
Why not take advantage of a neglected resource?
The simplest approach to Rainwater Harvesting is to disconnect the down- spout from your eavestrough. Divert that
rainwater along a shallow channel straight into your newly constructed Rain Garden.
But you will have much more control over outdoor water usage if you catch rainwater run-off or 'stormwater'
in Rain Barrels or Cisterns. This simple set-up can greatly reduce demand on our limited drinking water supply.
Installation techniques can range from the very simple to the most thorough. See Resources
for 'How-to' books to guide you through the procedures.
Rainwater Harvesting is a great way to ensure available water for your garden during repeated summer droughts and inevitable sprinkling bans.
Rain Gardens: Rain Gardens can be both beautiful & beneficial
Rainwater Harvesting: Rain barrels can collect and re-use 'stormwater'
Greywater Recycling: Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) and other systems
Books: Rainwater Harvesting, BC Gardening, Sustainable Gardening
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