Sustainable Water Features – Rainwater Harvesting
Join Ed Beaulieu on this Aquascape Project Showcase of sustainable water features built during the 2009 Green Community Makeover Movement. See just how beautiful capturing rainwater for irrigation on your property can be with an Aquascape sustainable water feature.

In 2009, hundreds of contractor took over a Chicago area neighborhood as part of our annual Pondemonium event. We called it the “Extreme Green Community Makeover”. It was an amazing event and the projects created by those in attendance were incredible.
For fun this week, we take you back to those projects with an update on what they look like now. You will be amazed at the difference in some of the projects as the homeowners were inspired to take to a whole new level!! Ed Beaulieu walks you through these sustainable water feature projects and goes over the exciting transformations.


  • 1 inch of rainfall on a 2,000 sq. ft. 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 US household with a 10,000 square foot lot uses 5,000 gallons of water weekly for landscape irrigation.
  • Running a sprinkler for 2 hours can use up to 500 gallons of water.
  • The RainXchangeâ„¢ allows you to collect thousands of gallons of water anywhere, even in the Desert!
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Author: Bobby Kenyon
Bobby Kenyon is the Creative Solutions Guru for C.E. Pontz Sons who has over a decade plus experience in the Landscape & Water Garden industry . He enjoys long walks on the beach and grocery shopping but has a strong dislike for regular cake and off brand paper towels

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