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rainwater catchment systemsDescription and Benefits

Rainwater catchment systems collect the run-off from a structure or other impervious surface in order to store it for later use. Most commonly, this involves harvesting the rain from a roof. Rain collects in gutters that channel the water into downspouts and then into some sort of storage vessel. Rainwater collection systems can be as simple as collecting rain in a rain barrel, or as elaborate as harvesting rainwater into large cisterns to supply all or most of a site’s nonpotable water needs. Rainwater collection saves water and money for homeowners. Captured water can be reused for irrigation or other non-potable options or metered out slowly after storm events to allow for infiltration and reduced flooding.

When to use rainwater collection systems

Any property or structure in Monterey County will benefit from a rainwater collection system.

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