Alternative Water Solutions: Rainwater Collection Systems

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Water is so important to our survival that we need to do whatever we can to protect it. Texas is one of the fastest growing states in the U.S., and this record growth is taking its toll on our water resources. As our underground water supplies dwindle and wells dry up, we need to start considering some sustainable alternative water solutions.

Most of us overlook an obvious water source: rain. Rain is water in its purest form. You can collect water to use for plants and animals just by placing containers outside during a storm. This simple act can save hundreds of gallons of water each year.

Did you know that you can also use rain water for your home? The Lakota Water Company [LINK TO —-] of Texas has a variety of rainwater collection systems designed to help you make use of rain water in place of a well or municipality water.

Lakota’s home systems catch water as it falls from your roof. From there, the water is routed through a series of pipes designed to remove debris before it reaches the collection tank. When water is needed inside the house, a pressurized pump moves it from the tank to the kitchen sink or shower or toilet.

A rain water collection system gives you the chance to use a completely sustainable form of water for your home and landscape needs. Help reduce the strain on Texas’ water supply and begin using rain water.

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