Rainwater Collection

Rainwater can be collected from a variety of structures, such as:

  • house roofs
  • garages, shops
  • rain barns

Rainwater collection systems can be retro fitted to most existing structures, or incorporated into new construction.

For new construction, early involvement in the planning process with homeowners, architects, and builders can often result in significant cost savings, more efficient systems, and greater satisfaction.

Potable rainwater collection systems utilize a variety of roofing materials as collection surfaces. Metal roofs provide the cleanest and most efficient surface. Other materials, such as tile and composition shingles are successfully used. The use of toxic materials, such as lead flashing for tile roofs should be avoided.

Gutter installation on 2nd story home
Gutter installation on 2nd story home

Residential guttering detail with tank connection
Residential guttering detail with tank connection

Large tanks with pump house
Large tanks with pump house

Residential rainwater collection gutter and tank
Residential rainwater collection gutter and tank


You can achieve water independence!

What do we mean by water independence?

Natural rainfall can provide you with all the water you need to achieve complete self-sufficiency for your home. Please take a moment to find out how our modern technology and superior service have brought this centuries-old farm practice into the new millennium.

Rain instead of a well?

Rain can be an excellent sole source of water. Hundreds of homes in Central Texas already utilize rainwater collection as their only water source. With proper system sizing, you can be sure to store enough surplus to see you through annual drought and dry spells. Rainwater is very affordable compared with the cost of drilling and maintaining a well, and can be more reliable when properly designed.

Superior Service

We pride ourselves on providing systems that require the lowest maintenance while providing the safest, highest-quality drinking water available. Whether for home or irrigation, professionally installed or Do-It-Yourself, our Collection Systems are the best. Dedicated research and development help guarantee our quality and efficiency and we are proud to stand behind our work.

Services

  • Turn key potable systems on new construction
  • Complete rain barn potable systems
  • Non-potable do-it-yourself systems
  • Potable do-it-yourself systems
  • Repair and redesign of pre-installed systems
  • System maintenance
  • Parts and supplies
  • Cistern cleaning

Water Testing

Contact the public labs below to ask about testing your water.  Obtain sterile test bottles, sampling instructions, and forms from these labs.

  • Texas Department of Health, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756-3194 (512) 458-7318
  • Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 78666 (512) 245-2329.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

3 Reasons Your Home Needs Rain Gutters


1. Foundation Failure

After a period of rainy weather, the soil around the perimeter of your home expands as it becomes saturated with moisture. A dry, hot summer following the rain can cause the soil around your foundation to contract and pull away. As this cycle repeats, support to the foundation can be compromised leading to cracked masonry as well as sticking doors and windows.


2. Staining of Masonry & Siding

Rainwater cascading off an unguttered roof will hit the ground with enough force to cause a splashback. Over a short period of time, a stain appears that can be difficult to remove or hide.


3. Damage to Landscaping

Plants, flowers, mulch and soil located under the drip line of an unguttered roof can suffer from the water runoff of a thunderstorm. Additionally, this runoff can result in an overwatering condition that could permit harmful fungus to develop as well as attract ants, roaches, scorpions and termites.