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I think it is important to note that homeowners CAN have their lawn AND conserve water resources by using catchment systems for the water they use to water their yards/gardens. The Pac NW is the perfect environment for the catchment of rainwater--we generally get quite a bit of it--for use in our yards and gardens. I personally make use of catchment from my roof into several rain barrels and a fish pond for use in my garden and for watering my lawn. It simply "makes sense," in that there is no reason to use any water from my municipal source when I receive "free" water from the heavens. Not to mention the fact that ANY water I use from my municipal source has gone through numerous treatments--cleaning and chlorination--in order to make it potable. There is simply NO reason to use potable water on my yard and in my garden. That cost ALL OF US a lot of money and is an absolute waste of one of our most precious resources. I hope to see in the future more homes and facilities that incorporate rainwater catchment into their engineering and landscaping designs.
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