Feature: Large rainwater catchment systems explained

Feature: Large rainwater catchment systems explained

By on 03/22/2010

Size: 6,000-gallon underground system capturing rain water and HVAC condensation off 9,000 sq. ft. office 
Use of water: Used for landscape irrigation 
Where: Asheville Eye, Hendersonville, N.C. 
System installed by: Water Solutions by Icenhowers Farm Inc. 
photo by Rick Icenhower, owner, Water Solutions by Icenhower’s Farm

Size: 5,000-gallon cistern (two 2,500 gallon tanks) located in basement capturing rain water from roof of 2,400 sq. ft. house 
Use of water: Toilet flushing and landscape irrigation 
Where: Mars Hill, Madison County, N.C. 
System installed by: Blue Ridge Energy Systems 
photo by Duncan McPherson, Samsel Architects, P.A.

Size: 2,000-gallon above-ground system 
Use of water: Used as landscape irrigation for gardens 
Where: Calvin Allen & Maria Fire Residence, Asheville, N.C. 
System Installed by: Cistern Sister 
photo by Kathryn Cartledge Allen

Size: 3,400-gallon below-ground system 
Use of water: Irrigation, especially grape vines 
Where: Nery residence in Beaverdam, Asheville, N.C. 
System installed by: A2Z Plumbing