Rain, Rain, Down the Drain

Posted by: IRRIGO on February 12th, 2013

Rain, Rain, Down the Drain

  • Does it bother you when someone in your household is brushing their teeth and the tap is left running the entire time?
  • Do you seek out the most water-efficient devices for your home?
  • After meals, do you collect the leftover water for use on your plants?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you are more than ready to bring your earth-friendliness up a notch. Collecting rainwater is a great small-scale solution to increasingly stressed municipal infrastructure, storm runoff and even soil erosion. Put your rain gutters to good use.

An Ancient Practice for Modern Times

Harvesting rainwater is an ancient practice that sustained great civilizations around the globe for centuries. As we developed all the technologies that delivered water to our homes, and even to places that water does not naturally get to, we have come to take this precious resource for granted.

Today, the convenience of having flowing water is as simple as keeping our bills paid. It is all fine, provided the water does not run out, but we are all aware of the possibility that soon there might not be enough clean, fresh water to go around.

Imagine how much you would save if you didn’t have to use municipal water for everything. Even if you only used rainwater to wash your car, you would already have done the earth some good, saved the water for a more critical purpose, and saved a little bit of money while doing so.

Depending on the capacity and type of storage you plan to use, explore uses for rainwater around your home. To name a few:

  • Lawn (if you still have one)and gardens
  • Laundry
  • Dishwashing
  • Bathing pets
  • Washing the driveway/sidewalk/patio
  • Washing the car

As you go, find other uses for the rainwater that you collect. Inspire the people around you to do the same.  While each one of these items by itself is a small drop in the bucket, together, and when practiced regularly, they add up to win-win results:
Reduced runoff, reduced infrastructure use, reduced water use, and reduced water bills.

  • to irrigate
  • to irrigate responsibly

We provide high quality irrigation and landscape lighting services in and around Victoria, BC. Contact us to discuss your project or how we can help maintain your existing system.