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Everything You Needed to Know About Rainwater Harvesting

24 March 2016   Leslie Hoy
Why It Is Such a Good Idea

Have you wanted to try rainwater harvesting but didn't know where to start? Or maybe you've heard a little about it and are wondering if it's for you?

Landscape architect T. Barnabas Kane will show you everything you need to know about rainwater harvesting when he speaks to the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) on Saturday, Apr. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset in Prescott (two blocks behind True Value).

Kane will cover the history, application and principles of rainwater harvesting and why it is such a good idea. He'll explain the difference between active and passive rainwater collection strategies, and between commercial and residential design. He'll also cover the basics of volume calculation, tank sizing, system placement, and the essential components you'll need.

With a quick visual tour of projects in the region, Kane will show numerous ways you can use rainwater harvesting in your landscape. He'll conclude his presentation with a look at a residential case study illustrating how you can move toward net-zero water use.

T. Barnabas Kane is a second generation landscape architect and planner. His multi-disciplined approach blends architecture, landscape architecture, ecology, art, and community planning skills. Learn more about his work at

For more info about the Apr. 9 meeting, call 445-4218, e-mail or visit