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Boerne, TX Rainwater Collection Systems

Rainwater catchment, collection & harvesting is the capture and storage of rainwater for landscape irrigation, agriculture as well as potable and nonpotable indoor use. Collected & harvested rainwater can be particularly useful when no other source of water supply is available, or if the available supply is inadequate or of poor quality.

Rainwater has long been valued for its purity and softness. It is slightly acidic and is free from disinfectant byproducts, (chemicals) salts, minerals and other natural and man-made contaminants. Additionally, rainwater collection & harvesting is valued as a water conservation practice which reduces demand on more traditional water supply sources like municipal and private water well systems.

The capacity of a rainwater collection & harvesting system depends on the amount of rainfall, size of collection area, rainwater storage capacity, and the household’s level of demand for water. The Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch TX area receives an average of 32 inches of rain per year. A 2000 square foot area can capture 36,000 gallons of water. This is a significant amount of water toward the needs of a water-conserving home.

A complete rainwater collection & harvesting system for a typical single-family home will generally cost somewhat less than drilling a water well. However, the utility and water treatment costs are much less. The single largest cost in a rainwater collection & harvesting system is the rainwater storage tank. As expected, the cost of a rainwater storage tank or cistern depends on its size and construction material.

Other components such as gutters, downspouts, roof washers, water booster pumps, and water pressure tanks will add to the cost of the rainwater system. If the intended use of the rainwater catchment system is to collect water for drinking, costs for disinfection must be added to the total cost of the rainwater catchment system.

Rainwater Harvesting Offers Many Benefits

Rainwater harvesting was practiced in the earliest days of civilization. Families used barrel containers to collect rainwater for future use including: livestock, gardening, landscaping, and other typical uses.

The practice of collecting rainwater nearly vanished during the days of inexpensive and readily available municipal water supplies. We became so accustomed to the convenience of having a steady stream of water pumped from the ground that we all but forgot rain barrels.

However, modern day concerns about water usage and cost are leading many to reconsider the idea of harvesting a natural supply of rainwater.

  • Rainwater is FREE.
  • Plants love and thrive on rainwater as it is free of fluoride and chlorine, which are used in municipal water.
  • Reduces storm drainage load and flooding.
  • Improves ground water quality and water quality of our rivers, lakes and oceans. 70% of water pollution originates from rainwater spill-offs.
  • Increases the value of your home.
  • Water independence because you no longer have to depend on municipal water systems.
  • Lower water cost.
  • Less demand for water.
  • Soft water vs. hard water. Daily cleaning chores are more effective using the SOFT rainwater. Soaps do not react well with the magnesium, fluoride, chlorine, and other minerals found in municipal water supplies.
  • Less expensive than drilling a well.
  • Rainwater harvesting ensures an independent water supply despite climate changes.

Boerne, TX Area Rainfall Data

The following data are provided for representative Texas cities in various geographical areas to assist in assessing the optimal storage size for a particular rainwater harvesting system. Each rainwater harvesting system designer should assess the variables of water demand, rainfall, catchment surface area, storage capacity, and risk tolerance when designing a rainwater harvesting system, especially one intended to be the sole water source.

Austin, TX

                   Jan   Feb    Mar   Apr   May   Jun    Jul     Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov    Dec

Minimum     0.00   0.00  0.00   0.00   0.00  0.00   0.00   0.00   0.09  0.00  0.00   0.00

Maximum    9.21   6.56   6.03  9.93   9.98  14.96  10.54 8.90   7.44  12.31 7.95  14.16

Median       1.27    2.30  1.73   2.20  3.68   2.89   1.15   1.27   2.98  2.82  1.88   1.42

Average      1.77   2.37   1.90   2.83  4.33  3.54    1.73   2.18   3.17  3.63  2.25   2.26

Average annual rainfall                                                                               31.96

San Antonio, TX

                   Jan   Feb    Mar    Apr   May   Jun    Jul    Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

Minimum      0.00   0.01  0.03  0.02   0.00   0.01   0.00  0.00   0.05  0.00  0.00   0.03

Maximum     8.52   6.43  6.12  9.32  12.85  11.95  8.29  11.14 13.09 17.96 8.51  13.96

Median        1.10   1.85  1.27  1.94   3.04    2.70   1.21  2.00   2.24   2.75  1.93   1.09

Average       1.59   1.92  1.66  2.52   3.97    3.61   1.82  2.45  3.08   3.42   2.24   1.69

Average annual rainfall                                                                                  29.96

Boerne TX Rainwater Collection Systems Installation, Service & Repair

The Professional Plumbers at Boerne Joe' Plumbing provide complete rainwater collection, catchment & harvesting systems installation, service, repair & maintenance for residential homeowners & commercial business's including area ranches in the Boerne TX and entire Kendall County Texas area.

  • concrete rainwater storage tanks
  • fiberglass rainwater storage tanks
  • metal rainwater storage tanks
  • poly rainwater storage tanks
  • plastic rainwater storage tanks
  • complete rainwater plumbing systems
  • rainwater pressure pumps
  • rainwater pressure tanks
  • rainwater filters & treatment
  • rainwater ultraviolet purification
  • rainwater roof washers
  • rainwater piping & trenching

For Rainwater Collection & Harvesting Systems in the Boerne TX area, call Boerne Joe' Plumbing. We strive to provide the best plumbing service in Boerne & Fair Oaks Ranch.

(830) 249-4121

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