The Permaculture Podcast: Essentials Rainwater Harvesting

 In Built Environment, Design, Podcast, Verge Permaculture, Water


I recently had the chance to chat with Scott Mann from The Permaculture Podcast on rainwater harvesting and our book, Essential Rainwater Harvesting (New Society Publisher, 2018). If you’re interested, here’s an excerpt of what we talked about:

…One of the mystifying parts of rainwater harvesting for me, in the beginning, was calculating just how much water would fall on a given area and the necessary size for a storage container to hold it all. Once you start doing those calculations you quickly find that a lot of water, whether you count the volume in liters or gallons, comes off of a roof or parking lot with just a centimeter or half-inch of rain. Accounting for that, how your surfaces or gutters divide and divert those flows, and where they’ll go can help to understand how to use this resource around your home or in your landscape.” – Scott Mann


Permaculture Podcast is also doing a free book giveaway of Essential Rainwater Harvesting, so be sure to click on the link to learn more!

Interested in learning more about rainwater harvesting? Essential Rainwater Harvesting is a comprehensive manual for designing, building, and maintaining water harvesting systems for warm and cold climates. Learn more and access a FREE online toolkit here:

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