A 1,000 square foot roof sheds 623 gallons of rainwater from one inch of rainfall offering you the opportunity to collect thousands of gallons of “free” water for reuse in your garden.
Winter snow ground thaw and late winter rains can lead to higher ground water conditions, which can create foundation wall and below slab water infiltration.
I was amazed at the cost savings provided by installing a rain harvesting system. I was able to cut my monthly bills by 70%.
Ocean communities are prime candidates for rain harvesting systems due to how water bills are structured. Bills are sent monthly (as opposed to quarterly) and are based on water usage (which contains a stormwater / wastewater fee - which can be 4 to 5 times the water bill itself).
Bill Hoffman, owner of National American Waterproofing doesn't only believe in his services - he uses them himself. For his Ocean City residence, Bill felt that a rain harvesting system could have an impact on his monthly bill. And he was right. The goal was to minimize water use and reduce stormwater runoff – a 600 gallon tank was installed under the deck, downspouts were redirected, a filter was installed at the base to filter debris, and a first flush diverter was installed. The result was that monthly bills were cut by 70%.