Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is both rewarding and responsible. Rewarding because it allows you to water plants, wash the car, and even wash clothes and flush the toilet without using drinking water. Responsible because it reduces stormwater runoff and protects the environment.

We are certified RainXchange professionals and can build a rainwater harvesting system that fits your needs and is appropriate for our region’s annual rainfall. The RainXchange systems require minimum maintenance and start at 500-gallon installation.

In a nutshell, the RainXchange system is an “invisible” water storage system in your yard, on top of which we can place a beautiful pondless waterfall or a decorative, natural stone fountain. Learn more about pondless water features.

What can you do with the harvested rainwater?

  • Wash the car (50 gallons on average)
  • Water the lawn
  • Start a veggie or rain garden
  • Obtain points towards LEED certification
  • Use it in backyard water features such as pondless waterfall or natural stone fountain

Why Should I be Concerned with Stormwater Runoff?

Stormwater runoff consists of the excess water that runs off of impervious surfaces such as roof, roads, patios, and even grass lawns. These surfaces prevent water from infiltrating back into the soil; instead the water goes to the storm water drains on your street. Water treatment plants are often over capacity during heavy rains and let untreated water into the Chesapeake Bay. Stormwater runoff is the #1 cause of coastal pollution and a threat to water quality. It is also the main culprit for mudslides and floods that become frequent in overdeveloped towns like Ellicott City.