Pool to Garden Reservoir

Roxy Wolosenko in Pleasant Hill, CA on Houzz

With kids grown up and moving out of the house, rather than working on their pool, these clients decided to make their pool work for them.

Now the rainwater being collected on their rooftop is going directly into their own underground garden reservoir, inside the old pool. Instead of water loss, they now have a water gain -- enough for about 75% of their landscape irrigation needs.

No more pool chemicals, no more cleaning. More time for harvesting fruits and veggies, and sitting by the fire!

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1 inch of rainfall on a 2,000 sq. ft. residential roof yields 1,250 gallons of water that can be reused.

The same roof in a region receiving 26” of annual rainfall generates 32,500 gallons of reusable water.

Between 30-70% of water used at home is used outdoors, depending on climate region.

An average household uses 66,175 gallons of water outdoors per year.

Switching to drip irrigation can reduce your water usage by up to 50%.

An underground rainwater tank allows you to collect thousands of gallons of water underneath a beautiful landscape.

The new proposed Drought Recovery & Resilience Act of 2015 would provide $2,000 in tax credits to households that install Rainwater Harvesting systems.

People have been harvesting rainwater for over 4,000 years.