Rainwater Harvest Goes Live – and it Rains!

On Friday I received a call from the project manager that about 85% of the rainwater collection system was complete and ready for action. And action we got on Sunday night. A line of severe thunderstorms blew through the area dropping about three quarters of an inch of rain. Fortunately, the large hail associated with the event stayed to the south of us. Today I will check the gauge to see how much water flowed to the cistern.

Update: A valve near the cistern was accidentally left open and all of the rainwater from the roof was diverted down the hill instead of to the cistern. Sad face.