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Rain Water Harvesting...
How Your Water Feature is Good for the Earth.




Who knew these fish were helping our environment?

Water Facts:   

  • A 2,000 square foot roof generates 1,250 gallons of water during a 1" rainfall that can be reused.
  • That same roof can generate 41,000 gallons in a single year of 30" of rain.
  • The average US household with a 10,000 square foot lot (approx. 1/4 acre) uses 5,000 gallons of water weekly for landscape irrigation -- mostly for the lawn.
  • Running one sprinkler for 2 hours can use up to 500 gallons of water.
  • Rainwater is better for your landscape than municipally treated water.


Can you enjoy beautiful water lilies like this with other water containment methods?.


Did you know that by having a water feature you are helping our Earth? It's true! Read on to see how...

  • Water features use less water than the lawn which they replace.
  • Water contained in a water feature is "biologically available." Unlike storage systems such as rain barrels, the water can be used by wildlife and can evaporate for much needed rain.
  • Water run-off from your roof, patio, or sump-pump can be used to fill pondless waterfalls and other types of water features.
  • Less mowing means less pollution from your lawn mower. A lawn mower produces up to 8 times the amount of emissions that your vehicle does.
  • A specially designed water feature can be used to water your landscape plantings.
  • Water features are beautiful! Other water storage systems are not.
  • Unlike other water storage systems such as rain barrels, water stored in a water feature is filtered and oxygenated. Stagnation and the growth of unhealthy bacteria is prevented.
  • Capturing and reusing water can alleviate demand on municipal sewer systems which overflow into our streams and rivers during heavy rains.
  • Reusing rain water also reduces run-off that causes flooding and fills our rivers and streams with toxic chemicals.

Cool Ponds is dedicated to the reuse of rain water in water features and has already implemented a system at our retail store.

Consider your water feature a gift to Mother Nature and our Earth. If you are planning a new water feature this year, let us design your system to retain and reuse rainwater.



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