Rain water retention system

Posted Fri, 11/20/2009 - 12:05 by kpbadger

As part of our landscaping, we have added a 1500 gallon collection basin for rain water that runs off the roof. Approximately 1.5 inches of rainfall will fill this basin. A pump will then make the water available for lawn and plant irrigation.  (The pump will be installed next spring.)

The retention basin is outlined and excavated.

Instead of a tank, "AquaBlox" modules and a plastic liner are buried in the ground. This modular system is assembled on-site.

A total of 48 "AquaBlox" are buried.

Once this was completed, this entire setup was covered with gravel and then buried under the sod that was eventually installed.  We will provide more information about this system on the Water Conservation page.