Offset your use of limited groundwater resources or municipal water supply by collecting rainwater.
Rainwater harvesting is not a new practice on the High Plains of Texas. In fact, before groundwater wells were dug, pioneers collected rain for their primary source of water.
Rain can be a beneficial source of water for your garden, livestock, or even emergency fire protection. It is valued for its purity and is free once you’ve installed your collection system!
A rainwater harvesting system can be as simple or detailed as you want. Even just a few five-gallon buckets under the roof line can provide enough water for indoor plant collection.
The resources on this page will help you start collecting rainwater which will offset your need for limited groundwater and municipal water. If you have any questions or want more information, call the HPWD office at 806-762-0181.
Additional Resources:Rainwater Harvesting Resource Packet (PDF)
- Texas A&M AgriLife Rainwater Harvesting, rainwaterharvesting.tamu.edu