How Does Stormwater Harvesting Work if You Live in the U.S.


Published: June 19, 2022 | by Wahaso Water Harvesting Solutions

How Does Stormwater Harvesting Work if You Live in the United States?

Stormwater harvesting refers to the storage, processing, and reuse of collected rainwater. While methods vary, the end result is always usable water. Often, municipalities enforce stormwater management regulations whenever approving permits for new construction. It’s part of some efforts to mitigate growing water demand in urban areas, too.

Ground Catchment Systems

Installing a ground catchment systems funnels water from one area into storage. When there’s not enough rain, they’re efficient water collection systems. Most of the time, it’s what farmers use when designing livestock watering lots. They’ve made it possible to host livestock on plots where there isn’t rain very often. If the water doesn’t have to be consumed by humans, treatment may be unnecessary. Most livestock can consume untreated rainwater without complications, decreasing the cost of installations. However, it has to go through processing when it’s meant for humans.

Stormwater Capture

Areas with frequent rain benefit from different collection systems. Depending on its intended use, the system’s design will vary. If it’s only shunting water away from the road, there’s not any need for filtration, for example.

Collecting rainwater is the simplest part of the whole process, typically. Once you’ve gathered the water, treating it tends to be more complicated. Most facilities use filtration and disinfection techniques to process collected water. To improve water quality, carbon adsorption has seen promising results, too. Wahaso works with engineers to provide customized water collection systems.

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