Rainwater Catchment is a smart way to reuse water on site. Every roof of every home is an impermeable surface that causes water to sheet and run off down the gutters and directly into storm drains. This is water that can easily be harvested on site, and reused at a later date.
1 inch of rainfall on a 1,000 square foot roof creates over 600 gallons of water that can be harvested. Our friendly and professional consultation services includes this equation, and we will provide you with an estimate of how much water you can potentially harvest per average year of rainfall.
During times of historic drought and uncertainty about water security, rainwater catchment is a smart, affordable and effective solution to address your own personal needs on site. In this foggy coastal micro-climate, we sometimes have roof run off during heavy fog events when there is no rain at all. With the ongoing drought, it is more important than ever to store this water and to reuse it.
At Day One Solar, we do high quality work that maximizes ecological harmony. If you are interested in how you can have your home in the Santa Cruz, CA area become more ecologically friendly, we provide professional consultations about solar energy, greywater, aquaponics and rainwater catchment systems.