There are many reasons to turn to harvesting rain for people and plants areas where we are solely dependent on groundwater for our water supplies. Rainwater is a renewable resource and can be a realistic supply of water for homeowners living in remote areas even in times of drought.
Join us Tuesday, June 8th at 5pm for a presentation sponsored by Growing Healthy Wilcox and Healthy Cochise with our own MaryAnn Capehart, Water Wise Community Coordinator. This timely talk will walk you through the basics of rain harvesting systems, a method for considering choosing larger-scale rain harvesting, and information on how to treat rainwater to be drinking water standards. Let us help you consider collecting rainwater as early as this monsoon season!
Register in advance at this link: tiny.cc/rainharvesting. Upon registration, you will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting.
Rainwater is considered high-quality water that can be treated to drinking water standards by rain harvesters themselves on their homesteads. Mary Ann will present on the feasibility of small-acreage and household-scale rain harvesting as a potable water supply. In this webinar, she will discuss the option of large-scale rain harvesting to supply water for their domestic needs. Five factors important to assessing whether a rain harvesting system is appropriate are delineated; the basic components of a rain harvesting system for potable supply are briefly explained, and examples of actual rain harvesting systems used by residents harvesting rain for potable use are included, with system data that demonstrate the factors involved in choosing large-scale rain harvesting for domestic potable use. Ms. Capehart will also discuss the steps, components, and principles necessary for the safe treatment of collected rainwater to help with those in rural areas where rain is the preferred or the most expedient water supply.