Homeowners are seeking independence from rising water costs & shortages install rainwater storage systems.
Brad Daniel of RainSavers Inc. was quoted in Eucalyptus magazine, “The state of California spends 20 percent of its energy budget on collecting, treating and transporting water. Our reliance on the delivery of water to our taps may have to change in the next decade. Most people don’t know this, but Nov. 12, 2009, California mandated a 20 percent reduction in water deliveries by 2020 (2020/20 Water Conservation Mandate). In 10 years, water deliveries will be 20 percent less, yet our population is expected to grow, not shrink.”
“Capturing water at the source will help reduce energy usage, saving money and the environment. Rainwater catchment reduces the runoff from our homes to the bay, which slows pollution of the bay. It preserves water at the place where it falls, allowing it to percolate into the soil and replenish the aquifer. People who have rainwater catchment systems enjoy the security of knowing that they have extra water stored up for an emergency, for irrigation, for car washing, and more.”