Today is officially the first day of spring (hooray!). That means over the next few months we’ll experience quite a bit of rainfall. But a lot of people are unsure how much storm water is actually generated on their own property. One inch of rainfall on a 2,000 square-foot roof can produce up to 1,250 gallons of water. Indianapolis receives on average about 42 inches of rainfall per year, which means you could receive more than 50,000 gallons of water throughout the year that is over-burdening our storm water sewer systems and polluting our waterways.
But the good news is there are ways that homeowners can do their part through various rainwater harvesting systems, like rain barrels, underground storage vessels, and permeable infrastructures. Check out the video above to learn ways in which you can make your landscape more sustainable. And for more tips and advice from Engledow, be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
If you have questions about your property, feel free to give us a call at 317-575-1100.