& Water, Inc. from Santa Fe, New Mexico was asked to construct
this water harvesting system at a private residence in Eldorado.
The installation demonstrates the use of a Multi-Flow drainage system
to collect and store surface and soil water.
is the case with many southwestern soils, the soil on this property
is not very absorbent. One fierce rain storm would cause major runoff
and erosion. At the same time the valuable rainwater was lost. Earth
and Water used the natural contour of the land to direct surface
runoff to a trench line. Multi-Flow was trenched into the trench
line and surrounded by sand.