Stand Alone Rainwater Harvesting System
East Coast vs. West Coast
by RainSaucers Inc. on June 8th, 2012

Yes, even in the world of rainwater harvesting there is a big difference between East Coast and West Coast. And frankly speaking, the East Coast is winning but not because of anything the East Coast does. It's all really up to Mother Nature.

On the East Coast, it rains throughout the Spring and Summer. This means some plants get watered naturally with only occasional watering help from their owner. It also means that a single rain barrel may be all a homeowner needs to meet those occasional needs because that barrel will always be refilled.

On the West Coast however, we are not so lucky. Not only do we get less rain (especially in LA) but it all comes in the Winter and early Spring. So a single rain barrel may not even last until the start of Summer. Real rainwater enthusiasts here need to have several rain barrels (or a large tank) and that means its more expensive and a much harder sell. Fortunately, subsidies are coming in major cities such as Oakland and SF. There is also a big shift here towards native species which are incredibly drought resistant.

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