Water harvesting cisterns come in all shapes, sizes and materials. Dryland Design can help you find the rainwater cistern that best suits your water and aesthetic needs. There are many factors that go into choosing the correct cistern and Dryland Design can formulate the exact requirements for your landscape, saving you money and water.


Dryland Design specializes in passive water harvesting by shaping the earth to collect water during rainfall and delivering it to your landscape instead the street! Using swales, water basins and berms, clients can gain improved water retention and greater vegetation growth. Best of all, earthworks require very little maintenance since gravity is going the work for you!

Many earthwork jobs also utilize rock work to help guide water, retain soil and provide a beautiful landscaping aesthetic. Dryland Design can design and build beautiful rock retaining walls, elegant rock staircases and unique stone terracing.


The water that comes from the drains of your sinks, bathtubs, showers, and washing machine is known as grey water.  This water can be redirected to water your landscape instead going down the drain.  It is especially good for watering fruit trees!  The City of Tucson offers a rebate of up to $1,000 for the installation of a permanent grey water system at your home.  This rebate applies to all the costs including design, materials, storage tanks, filters, pumps, backflow prevention assembly, and installation.  Dryland Design can help you take advantage of this great incentive, bringing even more water to your fingertips.

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