Tag: rainwater collection

Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) is the practice of capturing, infiltrating or utilizing rainfall from roofs, constructed catchment surfaces, and driveways, sidewalks, parking lots and streets.

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

Although various forms of rainwater harvesting have been used for thousands of years, as an organized industry, it is still in its infancy. At present, no national standards are in place regulating its use, although various states and municipalities have begun promulgating laws concerning how rainwater may (or may not)

A Didactic Drought: Lessons from Australia’s Conservation Strategy

A Didactic Drought: Lessons from Australia’s Conservation Strategy

Buckminster Fuller, considered one of the greatest minds of our times, developed several technologies and strategies that improved human lives by doing more with less. He called this concept “ephemeralization.” In today’s world, amid increasing climate variability, population growth, and water scarcity, Fuller’s approach seems more necessary and relevant

Water Storage Large and Small

Water Storage Large and Small

With droughts underscoring the need now more than ever for water efficiency, the elements involved in water storage have taken a more significant role in that effort. “A fundamental component of efficiency—reduced usage—is retaining and storing used water reserves for future use, which is where storage tanks come in,” says

Planning Ahead in Austin

Planning Ahead in Austin

Austin, TX, has some of the most innovative stormwater management projects that feature green infrastructure. Some of these projects are municipal, some are private, and some resulted from combined partnerships.

SITES Program Certifies 12 Sustainable Landscapes

AUSTIN, Texas, March 31, 2015 — The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program has certified sustainable landscapes at a dozen new locations across the country for meeting rigorous standards for environmental design and performance. These 12 landscapes include George Washington’s historic Maryland home, a pocket park in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood,

McElroy Launches Spider 125 With Universal Clamping

Tulsa, Okla. (April 8, 2014) — McElroy, the world’s leading maker of thermoplastic pipe fusion machines, has released its latest socket fusion tool for polypropylene (PP) pipe installations — the Spider™ 125 with Universal Clamping. The unique design of the Spider 125 makes it the ideal socket fusion tool for

Water Containment and Storage

Water Containment and Storage

Visitors on the grounds of any water utility that uses General Electric’s ZeeWeed water filters may notice something slightly unusual: rectangular water tanks. The ZeeWeed filters themselves, a curious collection of spaghetti-like tubes, dangle in large blocks hoisted overhead by intense-looking track systems. When those track systems drop the tubes

Atlanta’s Green Investment

Atlanta’s Green Investment

Two developments guarantee that Atlanta, GA, will see more examples of green infrastructure. The first push comes from Atlanta’s share of a $950 million grant from EPA to encourage green infrastructure in 17 cities. Priority was given to areas of heavy flooding, in neighborhoods with combined sewer systems. Six pilot

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