The use of rainwater for drinking, irrigation and conservation has been a growing trend for decades, said Alan Rossing, owner of Lakota Water Company.

When he started his rainwater business in 2000, Hays County had more rainwater related businesses than the rest of the United States, Rossing said.

“Now it’s to the point where we are booked 12 months in advance,” Rossing said. “The whole green movement really helped build momentum.”

He said there are now about 1,600 rainwater businesses in Texas and 2,600 in the United States… Read more from Hays Free Press