We recently attended a seminar/workshop on Rainwater Harvesting. There is certainly no better way to get pumped about some of the latest design concepts that are being developed, than working with them in a hands-on application! The concept of capturing rainwater and having the ability to reuse it in various ways around your yard and garden is in by no means a new idea. The neat thing about some of the new products on the market is the flexibility they give you to incorporate them seamlessly into the landscape. A problem drainage area on your property can be turned into an attractive focal point by incorporating a fountain or pondless waterfall, or the water could be captured by means of a permeable paver system and then stored for future irrigation needs. The stored water could then be circulated by way of a pondless waterfall, fountain etc.
Take a look at how the RainXchange system works…
-The first stage of the RainXchange system is capturing the water using the Downspout Filter. This filter is designed to sit buried at the base of the downspout extension and disguised using decorative stone & gravel.
Here is an example of how Permeable Pavers can be used in conjunction with a RainXchange System
Below is an illustration of the how the system is designed
Here are a few completed projects showing options that are available with theRainXchange™ System. The decorative water feature not only adds an aesthetic value to the landscape, but it also serves as a filtration system that cleanses and aerates the water. The filtration and biodiversity is similar to that of a rain garden. While the water is above ground it becomes available to birds, butterflies, amphibians and all of the other small critters in the area.