Installation of a FreeRain system during the building process lowers future utility costs by facilitating rainwater collection on a larger scale than rain barrels allow. It also adds value to a building. Homeowners are increasingly interested in conserving natural resources and cutting utility expenses. Potential buyers recognize the value of a FreeRain rainwater collection system and it is an asset when marketing property. Currently, North Carolina code allows rainwater to be used for toilet flushing which means additional water savings and increased buildings sustainability.
Imagine cutting landscape irrigation costs while conserving water. An average U.S. lawn is one-fifth of an acre, which requires approximately 190,000 gallons of water a year. As irrigation use accounts for nearly 50 percent of residential water utilities, FreeRain rainwater harvesting systems offer significant savings for homeowners.
A FreeRain System installed for a 4,000-square-foot home with a 2,000-square-foot roof harvests 52,000 gallons of rainwater a year. Homeowners using FreeRain lower their utility bills and decrease their dependence on public water utilities—a winning combination.
In addition, you can reduce irrigation needs through the use of “xeriscaping”. Also known as “smart-scaping” or “drought-tolerant” landscaping, xeriscaping involves the use of plants requiring little or no supplemental irrigation. Low turf-grass areas and hydro zoning—the grouping of similar plants together in a garden or landscape—are important components of a successful xeriscape.
For a complete list of drought-tolerant plants, click here.
Contact FreeRain today for a free consultation and to learn more about the benefits of our rainwater harvesting for your home.