We offer free estimates to builders and homeowners who are considering purchasing a turnkey rainwater harvesting system of 5,000 gallons or more. If you are thinking about putting in a system of 2,500 gallons or less, doing it yourself will be much more cost-effective than having a professional rainwater harvesting installer do it for you. Texas Rainfall Catchment offers design services and consultations for systems less than 5,000 gallons. Design services start at $150.
An acccredited rainwater systems professional* will visit your property to discuss your water use needs and review potential catchment areas and tank locations. Texas Rainfall Catchment will then provide you with a free estimate for a turnkey rainwater harvesting system on your site.
We also offer a more indepth analysis for $50. The analysis includes the following:
- High-level analysis of potential rainwater capture on your site
- Water budget
- Projected monthly water demand
- Discussion about the type of system desired:
- Potable - for use inside the house
- Non-potable - for landscaping use
- Combination potable and non-potable
- List of rainwater options that would work on your site
- Filtering methods
- Storage options
- Types of tanks
- Guidance on the following:
- Land requirements
- Aesthetic concerns
- Rainwater harvesting laws and HOAs
- Landscaping practices
- Use of existing infrastructure components
- List of incentives available in your area
Here are some preliminary questions for you to answer to get the most out of your site visit:
- What do you want to use the water for?
- Approximately how much water do you think you will need?
- Do you have house/roof/elevation plans that you could send to us? or
- What is the address of the existing building so we can look at it on Google Earth?
- What is your roof footprint?
- How high are the eaves?
- How big is the lot?
Call 210-587-7037 to schedule your site visit. Site visits cannot be scheduled through email.
* Accreditation by ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association)
From ARCSA website (www.arcsa.org):
In the past few years, rainwater catchment has become a popular and sometimes necessary way to augment water supplies.
Due to this, ARCSA believes the general public and other trades need a mechanism to evaluate consultants', installers',
or vendors' expertise; that is, a way to set a minimum standard of knowledge in the consultant they choose to design
their system. To this end, ARCSA is now providing a training process to members to set a minimum level of demonstrated
knowledge of rainwater catchment systems. ARCSA has decided to call this process, which is based on the US Green Building
Council's process, a Rainwater Catchment Systems Accredited Professional. The purpose of accreditation is to recognize
individuals who have demonstrated a competency of general knowledge and experience to provide advice and/or assistance
in the use of rainwater capture.