For one of our residential projects, we are proposing the use of a Dew Pond in the outdoor area.
Dew ponds are shallow saucer-shaped artificial ponds usually placed in areas where natural supply of surface water is absent. Water is collected either from dew or rain.
The ponds are lined with straw (for insulation), clay and rubble. The clay usually prevents cracking from the sun and the rubble layer is placed to protect the lining from the outside human or animal intrusions.
They are a simple landscape feature that can improve on site water collection and reuse.