If you have an interest in gardening (and are prepared to deal with the voracious deer), the District strongly recommends the installation of a rainwater capture system
A typical system is easy to install and looks like this:
Please note that these systems are not for use as potable water.
For potable water use, all components must be compliant with the CSA/NSF 61 standard, and water treatment and cross-contamination prevention equipment will be necessary.
For more information please check out:
Rainwater Harvesting Best Practices Guide by Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance
Rainwater Harvesting Webpage by Capital Regional District