How to Install an Advanced Rainwater Harvesting System
An advanced rainwater harvesting system provides rainwater year-round for both interior and exterior applications. Advanced systems include:
- a collection and conveyance system to collect rainwater from the roof and remove debris
- an underground cistern or indoor storage tank to store the collected rainwater without freezing
- an integrated plumbing system that distributes the stored rainwater to applicable end-uses
The design and installation of an advanced rainwater harvesting system should be done with the assistance of an experienced contractor. Wineries undertaking advanced rainwater harvesting should be aware of a number of key considerations.
Advanced rainwater harvesting systems should be considered at the planning and design stage of any new construction to avoid retrofit costs.