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Lynn Ruck

Rainwater Harvesting/ July - Aug Water Efficiency Magazine

By Steve GoldbergTheoretically, rainwater harvesting and reuse has a number of tangible benefits:It’s a free source of water that can be obtained with something as simple and inexpensive as a rain barrel collecting rooftop runoff.It can reduce the load on stormwater systems, which can in turn result in fewer pollutants entering local bodies of water.It can decrease the use of potable municipal water for nonpotable needs.A lot of energy is required to obtain, clean, and transport water; if demand decreases as a result of rainwater harvesting, less energy will be required to process a lower demand for potable water.Both homeowners...

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