The practice of rainwater collection has been around for centuries. Until recently, it was thought to be a “hippie” or “doomsdayer” alternative, but rainwater collection is now increasingly recognized as a viable source of water. Cities throughout the US are supporting and encouraging rainwater catchment and practicable water conservation. The combined practices of collection and conservation are beneficial to the environment, the economy, and quality of water resources.
Seattle Public Utilities has an informative and comprehensive website with quality information on the practicality, concept and legal requirements involved with rain water collection for residential and commercial applications. With aging infrastructure, increased population and urban growth, cities like Seattle are adopting rainwater collection as a partner in water conservation.
Here are some links with more information about rainwater collection in Seattle: