The Valley is in one of its worst droughts. That is why rainwater harvesting is so important. Not only can it be installed with minimum skill, it is inexpensive.
Harvested water can be used for toilets, house plants, gardens, pets including livestock, and washing your car. Using harvested water enables you to protect the watershed and reduce your carbon footprint. By cutting your reliance on pumped and treated water sources, you are contributing to a collective savings and energy.