Signs of the Tide

rain-barrelPhotograph by Benoit Rochon

Capturing the Storm: Localize your home water supply with rainwater capture

Join San Diego Coastkeeper and a panel of local experts for a lively chat about how to use rainwater capture and storage to save resources, help reduce our region’s dependence on imported water and make the most of any rain that San Diego does receive during this critical drought.

Did you know that one inch of rain falling on a 1,000 square foot roof generates about 600 gallons of free, usable rainwater? In this time of critical drought and rising water costs, there’s never been a better time for San Diegans to learn about rainwater capture. We import over 80% of our water, and it takes a lot of money and energy to get it here. It’s time to take advantage of the free stuff that (occasionally) falls from the sky.

Speakers will cover the features of different systems, stories from successful installations, examples of rainwater capture systems, and the availability of local rebates.

Just like rainwater, this event is free. 


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Who should attend

Home owners, property managers, HOA leadership, and anyone interested in learning more about sustainable living, conservation, local water issues, and localized water supply.


Sunday, March 20, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Tecolote Canyon Visitor Center
5180 Tecolote Road, San Diego, CA 92110


  • Brook Sarson, Founder of H2OME
  • Marsha Cook, Environmental Health Specialist at County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program
  • Steven Miller, PhD, Expert on DIY rainwater capture and native plants
  • San Diego homeowners, property managers and community members