How much rain will your roof help you gather? Use this formula to determine how much rainwater you can capture from your roof…
T= total rain fall collected A=area of roof (sq.ft) draining to rain barrel R=total amount of rainfall in inches
T= A x R x (600 gallons/1000 sq.ft)
In other words, just a half inch of rain falling on a 1,000-square-foot roof yields 300 gallons of water, and that's only during one rainfall.
By using these calculations, you'll see how critical water conservation is. Not only is it good for the environment and saving our natural resources, but it could also mean a significant impact on your water bill, your own well, well pump and electric bills.
Keep thinking warm thoughts and looking for those longer sunny days that mark the end of winter.