Rainwater Harvesting & Rain Gardens
119 Haverhill Rd, Chester, Rockingham County, NH ,03036
Saving & Reusing Rainwater Is Doing Your Part
Water is quickly becoming an "endangered species" on our blue planet. Urban growth around the Southern New Hampshire (NH) area increases storm water runoff, which in turn harms our natural waterways. All life requires water for survival. Becoming aware of the current state of our local Rockingham County surrounding area environmental condition is the first step in identifying viable solutions to ensure clean and healthy water for future generations to come. Doing your small part may not make a big difference, but if we all did our part?
- Local water sources such as lakes, reservoirs and groundwater continue to decline despite regular rain events.
- Demand is becoming greater than the supply and the rains that do fall on our ground are lost.
- Rainwater is actually flowing away from the area it falls on due to development.
- Water cannot soak into asphalt, concrete or shingles. It flows very quickly off of these surfaces and in the process it carries a variety of pollutants from dust and dirt to oils, fertilizers and pesticides.
- This mixture flows quickly into storm sewers and in some cases, ponds and streams.
- Highly developed areas can have 50% or more surface area covered by impervious surfaces forcing water away from the area where it's needed.
- Increased water velocity strips the aquatic vegetation from the shores exposing the soil to subsequent erosion and habitat loss.
- According to the EPA, urban runoff is the number one cause of pollution in coastal environments.
- Almost 50% of our stream miles, 45% of lake acres and 35% of estuary and bay square miles surveyed by the EPA are considered below the standards for fishing and swimming.
- As rainwater run-off is carried away it does not have the opportunity to soak into the soil or groundwater reserves so our aquifers continue to lose water and new water is not coming in.
- Wells throughout the country are going dry or have to be lowered to access the lower water levels.
Pondless Waterfalls Can Be Used
To Circulate Your Rainwater Basin
Are you interested in installing a water feature in your yard, but concerned about the safety and liabilities of having a pond? Or are you apprehensive about taking on the responsibility of maintaining a full-fledged ecosystem?
Did You Know
Benefits of Reusing Rainwater
Why let good water go to waste when you can reuse it for another purpose? The benefits of harvesting rainwater are numerous, but some of the more prominent advantages include:
- Reduced water bills including city storm sewer charges
- Alleviate demand on municipal systems
- Avoid strict watering schedules
- Improved landscape growth
- Reduce flooding and erosion
- Efficient use of a valuable resource - water
Small Bubbling Fountains & Urns Can Be Tucked
Into Even Smaller Spaces To Circulate Basins As Well
We Service All Of The Southern Parts