Active Rainwater HarvestingAn active rainwater system is one in which the water is delivered to a storage container (cistern) for future use. Some of the oldest known examples date back thousands of years. Typically, active systems include a catchment surface (roof), conveyance system (gutter and pipes), storage area (cistern), and a distribution system (hose bibb or irrigation). Systems may rely on gravity for passive distribution, or a pump can be added for extra versatility. The technologies, methods, and materials have changed, but harvesting rainwater is still the smart and right thing to do. As the effects of over-consumption of groundwater become more large scale and widespread, people are realizing the value of having an independent source of water for personal use. This nearly forgotten art is having a revival. Ethos is constantly exploring new methods, ideas, and innovations in rainwater harvesting. We implement those that work well, without excessive cost or maintenance for the client. Our expertise spans from both small-scale residential to large-scale commercial work.
Types of Cisterns:Culvert Polyethylene Fiberglass Concrete Modular
Ethos' Active Rainwater Harvesting BMPs
Components of an Active Water Harvesting system
Wet vs. Dry Inflow