How to Save Money with Seattle Area Rainfall

needle-rainWhat could you have done with last weekend’s Seattle area rainfall of around 2.5″?

If your house has 2,000 sq. ft. of roof, you could have collected about 3,000 gallons of water. That could flush toilets for a four person household for 100 days or do over 100 loads of laundry. You could supply both demands in this household for a entire year with as little as 4,000 gallons of storage with our average annual rainfall. The average demand for both of these fixtures is 48% of your household usage. That’s 48% of your water not needed to be distributed through a centralized water system. That’s 48% of you water bill, which is expected to increase consistent with demands, repairs of infrastructure, and availability. 

Rainwater collection can be part of your requirements of the new 2016 stormwater code. Our modal above mitigates over 65% of its roof runoff. With larger storage and other use, as much as 100% mitigation can be met. On site infiltration or rain gardens can also augment the drainage plan along with rainwater collection.

RainBank Rainwater Systems is a full service Design / Build, Rainwater Collection Contractor with more than 15 years in the industry.  We are an American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) lifetime member and are ARCSA  Accredited Professionals. We offer sustainable, scaled deigns, realistic solutions, and quality construction, using only the best suited and tested components on the market. We work closely with our customers and their architects, engineers, and general contractors to achieve the desired end results. Our team has an in house engineer and licensed plumber in order to keep things simple during design and construction, we also take care of the permitting for you. 

Contact RainBank Rainwater Systems, we would be pleased to talk with you about your project.

Ken Blair
A rainwater collection systems designer and consultant, Ken has designed and installed residential and commercial systems, primarily in the northwest United States for more than 10 years and, in 2014, began consulting and managing builds in other states. Ken is an accredited ARCSA Professional Designer / Installer and Life Member, the Northwest Regional ARCSA representative and advisor to its education committee and is available to speak about Rainwater Collection Systems design and builds.

Ken is a United States Navy veteran, having served on active duty during the Vietnam War era. He attained the rate of E-4 Machinist Mate.

A career entrepreneur, Ken created a new business focus with a commercial dive company in Hawaii in the mid 1980′s to respond to and clean up oil spills, oil spill equipment training, service and maintenance for the oil co-op service industry. Ken is passionate about having a positive impact on the environment and is also a founding director of BANK-ON-RAIN (2011-2014), whose mission is to create grassroots solutions for rainwater collection for consumption and agriculture in developing areas of the planet.

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