Rain Water Pre-Planning
I live in Wisconsin, so we have been lucky not to experience the type of draught the west has endured these past couple of years. That does not mean it can’t happen here.
I was thinking about installing a rain water system, but where do you start? There are a lot on the market, many that you can do yourself and some that look great and others that look downright ugly.
First and foremost: Know your municipality’s rainwater rules (or your state). Looks are not what is important though. You need to know if it is allowed in your municipality. Yes, believe it or not, some places don’t want you to use rain catchment systems, even if they are totally hidden. Apparently (just my thoughts) they can’t get as much sewer and water taxes from me if I use one.