Approximate Gallons of Water in a POND
Length x Width x 80% x Avg. Depth x 7.48 = total gallons
***the basin takes up approximately 80% of the actual SQ. FT.
Approximate Gallons of Water in a STREAM
Approximate Gallons of Water in a PONDLESS® WATERFALL BASIN
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Pondless Waterfalls are a simply a re-circulating Disappearing Waterfall and/or Stream without the presence of a Pond. You can enjoy the sight and sound of running water without the maintenance of a pond. If you are considering a Pondless Waterfall for your yard. Contact Gordon’s Pond Utopia
The waterfall is undoubtedly the most beautiful and favored feature in a water garden. If space is lacking in your yard or you have safety concerns with a pond, go Pondless®! The name basically explains it all. It's a waterfall and stream, without the pond. So why would you want a waterfall without a pond? The truth is that a Pondless® Waterfall isn't for everyone, but it can be a great alternative for someone who isn't quite sure if a pond is right for their family
Rainwater harvesting in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg & Hershey
Rainwater harvesting is the accumulation and deposition of rainwater for reuse on-site, rather than allowing it to run off. Rainwater can be collected from rivers or roofs, and in many places the water collected is redirected to a underground storage. Its uses include water for gardens, livestock, irrigation, domestic used to wash car or your house.
WHY THE RAINXCHANGE™ SYSTEM?
The Aquascape RainXchange™ System is a revolutionary design that combines a recirculating decorative water feature with a sub-surface rainwater harvest storage system. Traditional methods of harvesting rainwater do not add beauty to your home or office setting.
Some cool facts about Rainwater. Did You Know
- One inch of rainfall on a 2,000 square foot residential roof generates 1,250 gallons of water that can be reused.
- That same roof in a region receiving 30 inches of annual rainfall generates 41,000 gallons of reusable water.
- The average U.S. household with a 10,000 square foot lot uses up to 3,000 gallons of water weekly for landscape irrigation.
- Running a sprinkler for 2 hours can use up to 500 gallons of water.
- Seventy percent of water used at home is used outdoors.
- 66,175 gallons of water are used outdoors per household, per year
- Reduce water bills including city storm sewer charges
- Alleviate demand on municipal systems
- Avoid strict watering schedules
- Improved landscape growth
- Reduce flooding and erosion
- Efficient use of a valuable resource - water Some of the benefits of reusing rainwater
RAINXCHANGE™ RAIN BARREL
- LARGE 75-gallon capacity!
- 5-year warranty
- Requires no electricity
- Large safety overflow keeps water in the barrel or away from the house
- Lid can also be used as a planter
- Thick plastic walls are durable and will withstand extreme conditions
- Childproof lockable lid
- Brass spigot for garden hose connection
- Made in the U.S.A
State of the Environment
Local water sources such as lakes, reservoirs and groundwater continue to decline despite regular rain events.
Demand is becoming greater than the supply and the rains that do fall on our ground are lost.
Rainwater is actually flowing away from the area it falls on due to development.
Water cannot soak into asphalt, concrete or shingles. It flows very quickly off of these surfaces and in the process it carries a variety of pollutants from dust and dirt to oils, fertilizers and pesticides.
This mixture flows quickly into storm sewers and in some cases, ponds and streams.
Highly developed areas can have 50% or more surface area covered by impervious surfaces forcing water away from the area where it's needed.
Increased water velocity strips the aquatic vegetation from the shores exposing the soil to subsequent erosion and habitat loss. According to the EPA, urban runoff is the number one cause of pollution in coastal environments.
Almost 50% of our stream miles, 45% of lake acres and 35% of estuary and bay square miles surveyed by the EPA are considered below the standards for fishing and swimming.
As rainwater run-off is carried away it does not have the opportunity to soak into the soil or groundwater reserves so our aquifers continue to lose water and new water is not coming in.
Wells throughout the country are going dry or have to be lowered to access the lower water levels.
Love to make custom water features. I am the owner of Gordon's Pond Utopia. Doing what I love building ponds and water features.
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