Clean water is a precious resource. We drink it, we use it to keep ourselves and our homes clean, and many of us use lots of it to keep our lawns and gardens looking good. Water is also a limited resource, which makes it even more important to conserve and use wisely. One way we help conserve this resource is to collect rain and use it to water your landscape. To calculate the rain harvesting potential from your own roof, you can use a rain gauge. This activity leads you through creating your own at home rain gauge.
Evaluate and Report
Your City will want to know how popular rain harvesting is in your community. This information might lead to educational programming or distributing additional resources toward these solutions. Submit your findings to your jurisdiction.