Rainwater and the
Spruce Creek Rainsaver
recent years, drought and stormwater issues have risen to
new public awareness. Droughts have become frequent, and when
rain arrives, excessive runoff overwhelms ditches, streams,
rivers and estuaries. Housing and industrial developments
now cover vast areas of land, preventing rainfall from soaking
into the ground, while a growing population has increased
our demand on water resources.
In developing the Spruce Creek Rainsaver, we envisioned water
conservation and runoff control as a two-part function of
our product. Users are able to collect rain when it is abundant,
and use it for watering flowers, gardens, trees and lawns
- when its not. This puts the runoff reservoir
right at the downspout, and reduces "public" water
demand later in the year. By providing rainwater collection
within developed areas, greater stormwater absorption can
exist, decreasing the demand on streams and rivers, and creating
a more natural environment.
An average roof (1000 sq. ft.) will collect over 650 gallons
of water with just 1 inch of rainfall. So even a 1/8 inch
rain thunderstorm, could refill an empty rain barrel. Once
the Spruce Creek Rainsaver is full, a 1-1/4 inch overflow
hose directs excess water to a desired soak area on the homeowners
property - where excess water can be utilized (garden, flower
beds, trees). By extending the overflow with 50-100 ft. lengths
of perforated hose - near gardens, beds or lawns, users can
create a trickle system where rainwater is gently dispersed
into the ground.
Most homes have several downspouts to capture these available
water resources, and Rainsavers positioned around the home
become convenient tools for garden and outdoor uses. While
providing great function to the user, The Spruce Creek Rainsaver
can also benefit the ecology of our environment.
Water Conservation is
Today's Ecological Opportunity
Today's changing and irregular weather patterns have interrupted the predictability and consistency of precipitation resources. Droughts can develop in seemingly moments and flash rains can create overwhelming stormwater runoff in rapid occurrences.
This water evolution has made storm & drought management a growing priority for regions, states, communities, and individuals who hope to regain some control of water resources.
A centuries old invention, rain barrels have reemerged in popularity and choice as effective tools for slowing stormwater runoff, enabling water conservation and providing water storage for later uses.
Earlier models and less sophisticated rain barrel designs often were unsightly or lacked thoughtful functionality. At Spruce Creek, we've developed a solution that offers both attractive design as well as useful function.
You can start saving precious rain today with the most Attractive Rain Barrel on the market. The Spruce Creek Rainsaver features beautiful design that is suitable for quality home and garden settings that demand character rather than a castaway appearance.