Water Harvesting & Water Reuse are constructed systems that capture and store stormwater and/or runoff for use at a later time. These systems help reduce runoff volume and water quality impairment downstream while providing beneficial uses on-site. Common examples include rain barrels, cisterns that collect water which can be reused for irrigation, or greywater.
Maintenance is critical for water capture and reuse systems to function over the years. Having a maintenance plan in place will help ensure completion of tasks and that an appropriate timeline is followed. Routine tasks include:
Removal of debris and flushing to remove sediment
Inspection of screens, spigots, downspouts, and leaders as needed