4 Reasons You Should Collect Rainwater

Rainwater harvesting is becoming more and more popular, and with good reason. Here are four amazing reasons why you might want to consider this new habit:

1. You don’t have to pay for rain.

Can you think about how crazy it is that we all pay for water each month when it literally falls out of the sky for free? This is especially good to consider when you think about the fact that with a 1500-square foot home, there can be almost 500 gallons collected from just half an inch of rain.

2. You can actually replenish groundwater.

Usually, rain falls and then it seeps underground. It then becomes groundwater and feeds into lakes or rivers. The asphalt and concrete disrupts these cycles.

3. It’s better for your plants.

The plants do a lot better with natural rainwater. It’s cleaner, it’s a salt-free source of water, and it contains beneficial ingredients for all plants.

4. It improves soil and also the environment.

Rain is one of the purest water sources as it’s naturally distilled through the evaporation process. Salt builds up in the soil because we add our “harder” water to it as we irrigate. If you collect rainwater, though, these irrigations are no longer needed.

There are a ton of good reasons to harvest rainwater. Think about some of the ways it would be better for your life.