Our asphalt shingle main building roof was replaced in Summer 2013 with a standing seam metal roof. At the same time we completed a rainwater harvesting project to divert all the roof storm-water from the sanitary sewer to on site rain gardens. In a subsequent project we captured 100% of the driveway storm-water with two grate drains installed in the driveway, another 200,000 gallons per year. All this water is cleansed in the rain gardens. This allows us to keep 100% of the rain that falls on the property on site, thereby replenishing the aquifer from which our well draws water.
A future project is planned to install a 1500 or 2000 gallon cistern fed by the roof for emergency water storage in case the centralized grid fails. This is part of our emergency preparedness program.