6,494 rainwater harvesting Home Design Photos

Fivedot Design Build
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The Orchard
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single family home in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle is a modern home with a strong emphasis on sustainability. The house includes a rainwater harvesting system that supplies the toilets and laundry with water. On-site storm water treatment, native and low maintenance plants reduce the site impact
to perch atop the first slant 45degrees) at a lesser slope (22degrees)...again with an updrafting vent screen on the lower edge. Two gutters catch rainwater off this north facing double roof (the weatherside). The length is 16' The flooring is the plastic decking boards....the remaining vertical wall
the rain catchment metal roof as a much larger feature of the building. In researching the structures of 150 years ago when they built with locally harvested materials, the short sidewalls were standard in their homes (2 to 4 feet high)...and the roof allowed for inside heat to travel up and away from
“Water storage” — sackb
Rainbow Valley Design & Construction - Portland
17 Reviews
Krause Small Cottage
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water harvesting and design for home
How much rainwater do I need to water my garden? Well, that depends a
how to harvest rainwater for the garden
like the rainwater collection from the roof.
Rainwater harvesting: How much rainwater do I need to water my garden? Well, that depends a lot on your garden, your climate, and your watering habits. Try this test to evaluate
world are starting to appreciate the value of a rainwater collection tank. Here’s what to consider when adding one to your property.
Install a rainwater tank Available in a huge array of shapes and sizes, a tank is a great way to harvest free rainwater for use on a thirsty garden, but it can also be
l regulations restrict potable water use in gardens, encouraging many to set up rainwater tanks for irrigation needs and shift toward using native plants. In other places, like the U.K., residential rainwater harvesting guidelines are emerging in response to water shortages caused by the stress of a
“Cute simple, cool rain tank” — fjelstad42
Chitra
rainwater harvesting
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filter which has layers of sand, gravel , a mesh and charcoal. Two pipes are hidden within, which take the filtered water to an underground tank . Rainwater is stored in this underground tank and used for all purposes including drinking and cooking.
Beautiful way to collect and filter rainwater
with small chains and discrete water collector” “Asian - harvesting rainwater - ...” “feed bird bath”
This smart application of a rain chain and rain barrel is actually lovely enough to be considered a fountain. When not capturing rainwater, the chains effectively evoke the sense of movement and
Recycle. This smart application of a rain chain and rain barrel is actually lovely enough to be considered a fountain. When not capturing rainwater, the chains effectively evoke the sense of movement and calm of a water feature.Do you have a water-wise fountain you want to share? Or a question about
“Rain chain under gutter into rain barrell” — peaceandlovefarm
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Landforms
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Creative Drainage Solutions
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This is a rain garden. We wanted to utilize the rainwater off of this expansive roof. So we installed a large rain barrel. When it gets full it overflows into this rain garden Landforms Inc.
Let's make an attractive rain barrel/rainwater catcher
your hands dirty yourself, consider hiring a landscaper with experience in rainwater harvesting systems. Some things to watch out for: Possible contaminants in your runoff water. Make sure to think about where the rainwater was before it arrived in your tank, and where that water is going to be used
getting your hands dirty yourself, consider hiring a landscaper with experience in rainwater harvesting systems. Some things to watch out for: Possible contaminants in your runoff water. Make sure to think about where the rainwater was before it arrived in your tank, and where that water is going to be used
“water barrel” — myhouse70
Palo Santo Designs LLC
4 Reviews
Contemporary Country Home
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how to harvest rain water for your garden
rain harvesting, cistern, water storage, metal
Project: Adding a rainwater tank or rain barrel to harvest water for your garden.Why use rainwater? In addition to doing a great service to the world’s drinking water supply by reducing your consumption, you may be able to reduce your water bills substantially with relatively little effort. Plus, you
“rain harvesting, cistern, water storage, metal” — Scott Buccambuso
Feldman Architecture, Inc.
7 Reviews
Caterpillar House
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house with the rain harvesting tanks
Rainwater harvesting is smart. Like the way these tanks are highly visible.
including cisterns, which collect rainwater from rooftops. But to generate enough water to live in desert climates, water collection and storage can be a major engineering feat.
you do have to achieve at least 3 points. There are several easy fixes you can pursue, such as low-flow toilets and energy-rated appliances. Harvesting rainwater and using other sources of recycled water are rewarded, as is landscaping that has low irrigation needs (for example, it uses native plants
shape echoes the land form and gathers rainwater for reuse as landscape irrigation.
All the water needed for a living building project must be collected onsite. This can be accomplished through a variety of techniques, including cisterns, which collect rainwater from rooftops. But to generate enough
“water All the water needed for a living building project must be collected onsite. This can be acco” — lindaraeclark
Calico Studio
3 Reviews
Ames Lake Studio
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Harvesting rainwater . Rain water barrel cost?
easy DIY project. Rainwater barrels can be purchased at many retailers, and some water companies give them away for free. You can even, though it’s a bit more work, build your own cistern to hold harvested rainwater. Other uses, in addition to lawn irrigation, for harvested rainwater include using it
companies give them away for free. You can even, though it’s a bit more work, build your own cistern to hold harvested rainwater.Other uses, in addition to lawn irrigation, for harvested rainwater include using it to wash cars, to fill swimming pools, as graywater for toilets, to fill fish ponds and, when
Harvesting rainwater is another really good way to save water. Using it to irrigate lawns and even as the source for graywater in your home would replace the need to use treated and conditioned water where it’s not needed.And this is an easy DIY project. Rainwater barrels can be purchased
“industrial look” — dogirl
Feldman Architecture, Inc.
7 Reviews
Caterpillar House
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One important consideration in rainwater harvesting is the design of the roof. Here is a house with a large overhang that provides more surface area for rainwater collection. If the rain is heavy enough, that extra area makes a difference. Note the
contemporary house, garden and rain harvesting cistern
One important consideration in rainwater harvesting is the design of the roof. Here is a house with a large overhang that provides more surface area for rainwater collection. If the rain is heavy enough, that extra area makes a difference. Note the cisterns on the far right side of the photo.
“roof line” — Tiffany Hansen McCort
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