Water Harvesting Resources
These water harvesting resources are organized into three categories: Demonstration Sites, Online Resources, and Workshops.
|Online||UA CALS||Rain Water Harvesting and Greywater Reuse||
Very comprehensive list of resources, suppliers, and installers for Tucson area
|Online Reource||Tucson Water||Pete the Beak - Tucson Water's Mascot||
City of Tucson website dedicated to Tucson Water's peak water demand reduction campaign and its mascot, Pete the Beak. Includes lots of children's activities
|Online Resouces||Texas A&M||El Paso County Suggested Plant List||
Suggested plant list for El Paso County, broken down by plant type and water use
|Online Resource||Pima Association of Governments||Watershed Pocket Guide||
This new guide, which folds up to fit in your pocket, illustrates a comprehensive approach to understanding and protecting our watershed. The graphic on the front provides a practical guide to stormwater pollution prevention and explains how water can pick up pollution as it flows to the fragile desert waterways. This map on the flip side provides a 3D birds-eye view of our region to help the reader get to know, explore, understand the water system and to reduce our human impact within the watershed.
|Online Resource||City of Tucson||City of Tucson Water Harvesting Guidance Manual||
Designed primarily for developers, engineers, etc.; gives good, detailed info on different forms of passive earthworks and storage systems, though the information for the latter is less detailed; useful summary table with associated notes/construction techniques; design examples used are more commerical in scope; extensive list of references/further resources at the end
|Online Resource||City of Tucson||Single Family Residential Gray Water Rebate Program||
Tucson Water's Single Family Residential Gray Water Rebate Program will reimburse you up to $1,000 when a permanent gray water irrigation system is installed in your home
|Online Resource||EcoBusinessLinks: Rainwater Harvesting||
Extensive list of rainwater harvesting component suppliers
|Online Resource||Tucson Water||Tucson Water Examples of Rainwater Harvesting video||
Short video produced by Tucson Water demonstrating some of the many water harvesting efforts in Tucson, both passive and active. These include gutters and downspouts, curb cuts to irrigate street trees with stormwater runoff, french drains, berms, swales, check dams, cisterns, and permeable pavement.
|Online Resource||City of Tucson||City of Tucson website: water harvesting for individuals||
Good, basic intro with well-chosen (though limited) links provided for further information for individuals interested in rainwater harvesting