Comments on: Rainy Day Lesson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/rainy-day-lesson/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Chris Maxwell-Gaines http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/rainy-day-lesson/#comment-24824 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:00:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=19952#comment-24824 It is pretty amazing just how much rainwater you can collect. Many of our customers started with rain barrels but after realizing just how much rain they are missing out with their rain barrels, they want to install a larger cistern. The easy rule-of-thumb for collection potential is 1″ of rain on 1,000 sf of roof will provide 623 gallons of rainwater.

Again rain barrels are great starter projects but I want people to explore their other options by analyzing their rainwater collection potential and matching it with an appropriate sized cistern.

You can learn more about the do’s and don’ts of rainwater collection at http://www.watercache.com/education/rainwater/.

Thanks for the post!

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By: Richard Windsor http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/rainy-day-lesson/#comment-24823 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:41:14 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=19952#comment-24823 Digging rocks in his garden? I hope he filed the necessary Construction General Permit and NOI with his office. (snicker)

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By: Dave http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/rainy-day-lesson/#comment-24822 Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:14:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=19952#comment-24822 Thanks @ColoradoGardener – that’s a very good point and one I was not previously aware of. For anyone trying to find more info about specific state requirements regarding rainwater harvesting, here’s a link that appears to have reasonably up-to-date information from the National Conference of State Legislatures (http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/env-res/rainwater-harvesting.aspx ).

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By: Colorado Gardener http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/rainy-day-lesson/#comment-24821 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:58:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=19952#comment-24821 Not all States allow rain barrels. Be careful.

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