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rainwater collection

Rainwater collection is an easy and affordable way to minimize water consumption in your green home. Taking advantage of the sloping roofs, water can be easily routed into gutters and to a sealed cistern where it is filtered and stored for later use. A small pump provides fresh rainwater for landscape or garden irrigation- minimizing reliance on your traditional water supply.

In some cases, rainwater can be further used as “greywater” or non-potable water for flushing toilets and washing clothes.  When you purchase one of our green home plans, all of the necessary information on roof rainwater collection is included in the construction drawings.