Rainwater harvesting techniques have been used for centuries to make the most out of rain fall in the desert. Rainwater harvesting captures, contains and distributes rainwater on your property for use by landscape plants, edibles, wildlife and water features. The benefits of rainwater harvesting include:
Our scarce rainfall in the desert is a reason to retain water, not waste water.
Please take advantage of the resources that follow to get the information you need to start harvesting rainwater in your landscape.
NewOn-line water harvesting module created by The University of Arizona Arid Lands Information Center is available to the public free of charge. The module makes use of "how-to" video clips, photos, demonstrations, animations, and interactive quizzes to communicate simple principles of capturing rainwater for landscape use. Click for the new information
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) offers a corporate and individual income tax credit for installation of rainwater and graywater systems. Get information and a downloadable application at the ADOR website.
City of Chandler water harvesting resources
City of Mesa rainwater harvesting information
City of Phoenix Rainwater Harvesting Resources
University of Arizona rainwater harvesting details
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond