A: The sooner the better! We can work with your architect and/or builder to ensure that the provisions for your rainwater system are in place. The most common considerations are: tank placement, roof type, elevations, pump and filtration location, electrical needs, guttering requirements, and plumbing configurations in the house.
A: You can collect approximately 0.6 gallons per 1 square foot of roof per 1 inch of rain. (For example, a 2,000 square foot roof will collect approximately 1,000 gallons from 1 inch of rain.
A. For potable water supply, a metal or clay tile roof is required. However, if you are collecting rainwater for irrigation or non-potable use, any roof type would be acceptable.