I have a property on a hill with lots of water in the winter and spring and not enough in the summer.
Water is collected and used and directed from rooftops and ground water so that instead of running under the house it can be used in a pond and then into a couple of small water features.Even in the summer when I water my grapes the water is collected after passing through the soil at the back of my house. The problem that this build solves was that in dry weather I want my roses along my driveway watered. In the wet weather I want to avoid having mud and running water on the surface. I had a pipe running along the side of my driveway and to get rid of the excess water and I would remove a section of this pipe in the summer so water would be available for the roses . Last fall I was kind of busy and forgot to replace the pipe and when the rains came I had mud. I needed a valve box to switch between water using and water redirecting.