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Urban Homesteader: Harvesting water

Photo: Photos: Cibolo Nature Center, License: N/A

Photos: Cibolo Nature Center

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So, back to all those acres of un-guttered metal roofs: Governor Perry’s suggestion a few years ago was that we all pray real hard for some rain. It seems to me that God might be a little irritated at the waste. Having a system in place when it does rain might be a real good idea.

Useful links:

http://saws.org/conservation/

Texas Water Development Board: http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/innovativewater/rainwater/index.asp
especially the archived Texas Rain Catcher Awards, which highlights residential, community, and commercial projects

Also: Very useful FAQ section
http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/innovativewater/rainwater/faq.asp#title-03

Also: The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting
http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/publications/reports/RainwaterHarvestingManual_3rdedition.pdf

Other orgs:
http://catchtexasrain.com/index.php?page=wetDry
American Rainwater Harvesting Systems Association

Texas Rainwater Catchment Association
http://www.texrca.org/

Good article on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website:
http://www.wildflower.org/howto/show.php?id=15&frontpage=true

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