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Rainwater Harvesting is the collection of rainwater runoff from a structure or other impervious surface in order to store it for later use.

“In many cases, it’s not a water shortage problem, it’s a water allocation problem”
Stephen Carr

– Water surrounds the world!
– 71% of the world’s surface is covered in water.
– The oceans around the globe are over 96% of the world’s water.
– Freshwater is also available in our rivers, water vapor, lakes, ice caps, glaciers, and aquifers.
– Water is always in continuous movement changing forms between solid, liquid, and vapor.
– Earth’s water is always moving within the hydrologic cycle.

There is not a shortage of this natural resource in most areas, more of a shortage of collection, gathering and using the natural resource to the most of our advantage.

The World Permaculture Association shares several methods of rainwater harvesting and water conservation practices.

Please be sure to check with your local laws and regulations regarding rainwater harvesting specific to your area.

Before drinking or consuming any collected water, be sure to test the water and put a purifying process in place.