Our region faces longer periods of drought and more intense storms, but you can make a difference! Be part of the new LA landscape and install a cistern to fight drought and adapt to our new climate reality.
Cisterns and rain barrels are both rain tanks used to store captured rainwater. Smaller tanks (rain barrels) typically store around 55 gallons of water. Larger tanks (cisterns) store 200 gallons or more. They can be both above or under ground. The average home cistern stores 800 - 1500 gallons.
Cisterns make a larger impact, helping cut irrigation needs (the largest use of drinking water in LA), but also can protect the region from flooding.
Interested in joining the cutting edge in rainwater harvesting at your home? TreePeople recommends employing professional help. A contractor will help you determine how to get the best value based on your space and the amount of water you can capture on your property.
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The size of your tank depends on the size of your roof and how you plan to use the captured rainwater.
A qualified rainwater harvesting designer and installer can help you evaluate your property and properly install a system that will meet your needs. It's important to remember that permits may be required depending on tank size and how the water will be used.