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Mullet Permaculture: Business in the front, Party in the back!!!

With regard to water catchment, would the idea I’ve illustrated here pose any risk to the slab or home in any way?

I’m trying to keep my mullet permaculture completely business like in appearance without doing something really dangerous and expensive.

i.e. i don't want to destroy my foundation, cause erosion, crack the slab, do something that would cost me $1000's of dollars to fix, etc.

If anyone has any knowledge in this area, please let me know.

Thanks.
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Rain Water Catchment Idea in an HOA
 
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Hi Michael, welcome to Permies!

I don't know if that would be a problem for your slab but I would personally be concerned about it.  A 1/4" rainfall on a roof generates a lot of water.  You'd have to do the math for your house but I'm guessing it's in the hundreds of gallons.  When the small bucket in your drawing overflows, all that water will be right next to and soon to be under your slab.

Can you put on a downspout extension that is 5' long and then put your rainwater collection tank there?  Or trench from your downspout out a ways to your tank and bury the downspout the whole way? 

Could you put in a decoy "decorative" pond that is really your rainwater collection tank? 

Just some thoughts, good luck with it?
 
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Hi Mike,

Thank you very much for your reply.

Yeah, I was chatting with a few friends about that and they had similar suggestions.
Move it away from the Slab.
I'm learning. :)

I agree that the bucket is small.
I just don't think the HOA will let me put rain barrels around my home.
I'll check though.

The idea would be to empty them into a larger, more seclude barrel, when they filled up.
Better than nothing, I was thinking.

Take care,
Mike
 
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Michael, I hate living in an HOA. Have you checked with your city, county, and/or State laws to see if rainwater collection is allowed. In Colorado some of the "real government" laws allow for some permie things and it turns out that they trump the HOA rules.
 
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