Large-scale Water Harvesting for Small-acreage and Households Webinar
Featured Topic: Large-scale Water Harvesting for Small-acreage and Households Webinar
Featured Speaker: Mary Ann Capehart, Instructional Specialist, Senior, Water Wise Cochise County-Sierra Vista. Mary Ann is the coordinator of the Water Wise Community program whose mission is to help those in the Upper San Pedro River Watershed, and others around Cochise County, conserve water and care for all natural resources.
Webinar Overview: 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.
Webinar Facilitator: Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension