Surprisingly, over 5.43 billion gallons of water fall within the city limits of Santa Fe each year! We may live in the high desert with seemingly little water available, but we actually have an abundance – we simply need to harvest it efficiently. Rainwater harvesting can provide additional beauty and lushness to our gardens – along with increasing groundwater recharge, controlling erosion, and bringing life back to the desert.
Santa Fe is approximately 38 square miles and our average rainfall is just 14″ per year, but that is about 6 billion gallons of water per year for us to use intelligently. Would you like to know how to calculate the amount of rainfall you can collect from your roof? Read our post about calculating the amount of rainwater you can harvest.