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Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Is there a warranty?
    Yes. All of our galvanized water tanks come standard with a 20 year manufacturers warranty. We give a lifetime warranty on our worksmanship (if we messed it up, we fix it free). And you'll get manufactures warranties on all the other system components such as pumps, purifiers, aerators, etc.
  • Will I have pipes running all over the outside of my house?
    No. In the vast majority of our systems the pipes are all buried underground and out of sight.
  • What about freezes?
    Though of course we can't guarantee it, most of our systems survived intact through "Snow-mageddon" 2021. And, as a bonus, our customers had water available to them while the power was out and well-only folks didn't.
  • What about algae in the water?
    The tanks are designed and built to exclude sunlight. No sunlight; no algae.
  • How much do filters and bulbs cost?
    Depending on where you get them, the sediment filter will cost about $30 each; the Carbon filter about $50 each and the UV bulb about $100 each, if you buy name brand (which we recommend).
  • What is the Ph of rain water?
    It will depend on where it is harvested but here in the Hill Country we have found it to be very close to a perfectly neutral 7.0 to slightly alkaline up to 8.0.
  • Is rain water good for plants?
    Mother Nature sure thinks so! Yes, plants, especially garden plants, thrive on rain water, particularly when it is un-filtered. (We can set up your system so your plants get the water un-filtered and the house gets filtered.)
  • What if I already have a well, can I use both rainwater and my well?
    Yes. It is typical for us to set it up so you can choose which water source you want to use for what purposes. For example, in many new construction homes we set it up so that hose bibs get well water and the house water is fed by the rain water system.
  • How hard is it to maintain a rain water system?
    Pretty easy really! You'll have to change your filters 2x per year; change your UV bulb 1x per year and clean out the filter basket 2x per year. That's it! Annually it's about one total hour.
  • How big is the tank?
    Depends on the capacity: 20K gallons is about 22' in diameter; 30k is 26.75' in diameter. Most tanks are either 7'2" or 7'6" to the eave depending on if its a "dome" roof or "pitched" roof. (Link to tank styles and colors page here)
  • Does rain water taste good?
    Yes. You'll never taste water the same way again after you've lived on rain water.
  • What about tiny homes?
    Tiny homes present a challenge for rain water harvesting due to their small footprint of collection surface. As noted in another question, adding covered porches and patios or pole barn/carport structures can create enough square footage to make a rain water collection system feasible.
  • Can you put the tank underground?
    Yes, It's considerably more expensive, but it can be done.
  • Will I need a water softener?
    Absolutely not. Rainwater is almost completely free of dissolved solids.
  • Does my tank have to be downhill from my house?
    No. That is the preferred placement, for sure, but we can also pump water from the house to the tank if the tank needs to be placed uphill.
  • What if my total square footage for collection is too little for the system size I need?
    There are a few ways to increase your collection surface at the least possible cost, especially on new buildings. First, look to increase eave edges; changing a 1.5' eave to a 3' eave not only significantly increases your total square footage of roof, but it may also be more energy efficient in keeping the summer sun out of the home/building. Also, increasing the size of covered porches and patios is a relatively inexpensive way to add collection surface and nobody ever complains that their outdoor living areas are too big! Finally, adding a pole barn/carport structure can be another relatively inexpensive way to add collection surface.

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