Lower South

April, 2013
Regional Report

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Rainwater Harvesting Basics
Did you know that for every 1,000 square feet of home or other building space you can capture 600 gallons of rainwater for every inch of rainfall? So for example, the roof on a 2,000 square foot home in an area that receives 40-50 inches of annual rainfall could potentially capture 48,000 to 60,000 gallons of water in a year! Rainwater Harvesting Basics has a wealth of information on collecting rainwater. You'll find photos, videos, and publications that can be viewed free online or printed out in full color.

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Irrigation Timer
Have you ever left the faucet running and discovered it later when your landscape had become a bog? Would you like a way to water your flower beds or vegetable garden on when you are off on an extended trip? A faucet timer may be just the gadget for you. There are a number of designs, some of which allow for extended scheduling. The timers are powered by a battery, making it unnecessary to have a power supply nearby.

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