EPA Spotlights Rain Barrels in New Exhibit

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EPA encourages homeowners to explore the benefits of rain barrels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to explore the opportunity of introducing a rain barrel next to their homes this summer to help save precious water and control storm water runoff.

A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from the roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and streams. A rain barrel is relatively simple and inexpensive to construct and can sit conveniently under any residential gutter down spout.

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July 11, 2013

Plastic-Mart, Bushman Offer Rain Harvesting Solutions

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Bushman product line is currently available on the Plastic-Mart website

Plastic-Mart partnered with Bushman USA in the sale of their rainwater systems. The Bushman product line is currently available through drop ship across the country from Temecula, Calif., on the Plastic-Mart website.

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April 9, 2013

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The Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa is a flagship for the school’s commitment to sustainability. Completed in September 2010, it not only serves USF’s School of Global Sustainability and Patel Center for Global Solutions, it also is the first building at the Tampa campus to aim for U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

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University center lives up to green ideals with water reuse system

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Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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February 4, 2013
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February 4, 2013
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Kenyan School Designed to End Water Wars

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PITCHAfrica
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First WATERBANK School opens this month near Depatas in Kenya’s Central Highlands

The WATERBANK School, conceived and designed by U.S.-based nonprofit PITCHAfrica, demonstrates the dramatic potential of rainwater harvesting in semi-arid regions and aims to put an end to water wars. Enabling schools to harvest, store and filter water in large quantities as part of a community-integrated approach to rainwater harvesting is a powerful concept, particularly in regions where groundwater and surface water resources are already under stress, said PITCHAfrica’s founder and director, Jane Harrison.

Publication Date: 
November 15, 2012

When It Rains, It Pours

The City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program partnered with S. Groner Associates (SGA) to launch a rainwater harvesting pilot program in 2010. The program’s purpose was to encourage residents in select cities to install rain barrels at their homes to harvest rainwater, which can be recycled to water gardens and landscaping. It used a combination of proven community-based social marketing practices, such as recruiting early adopters to establish the behavior as a social norm.

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Engineering a successful rainwater harvesting program

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Namju Cho is project manager for S. Groner Associates. Cho can be reached at ncho@sga-inc.net or 562.597.0205.

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October 30, 2012
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October 30, 2012
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Going Green in the Park

Located in the Logan Square neighborhood on Chicago’s north side, Haas Park is a testament to the city’s commitment to sustainability through appropriate use of rainwater harvesting.

Haas Park honors Joseph F. Haas (1857-1928), a widely respected public servant. During his 42-year career in public office, he served as a Chicago alderman, secretary of the sanitary district, state senator and more.

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City park implements rainwater harvesting for new fieldhouse

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Jeff Arnold is water treatment manager for Watertronics Inc. Arnold can be reached at jeff.arnold@watertronics.com or 262.337.2567.

Publication Date: 
October 9, 2012
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October 9, 2012
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Registration Open for EPA Campus RainWorks Design Challenge Competition

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Registration is open through Oct. 5, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened registration for student teams from colleges and universities across the country to participate in its new design competition, the Campus RainWorks Challenge, through which teams will compete to develop innovative approaches to storm water management.

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September 10, 2012
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Registration Open for EPA Campus RainWorks Design Challenge Competition

Pentair, Watertronics Team Up to Create Awareness for Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting and Reuse

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Market Watch
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Co-marketing agreement aims to educate businesses on how to achieve measurable results in water and energy conservation

As clean water grows increasingly scarce globally, more and more businesses are adopting plans to harvest rainwater locally. Recognizing this need for improved water conservation in both new and existing building projects, Pentair and Watertronics have combined forces to educate architects, consultants and engineering firms on how they can provide innovative rainwater harvesting systems that result in the health of plants, landscaping and in year-round savings through reduced municipal water needs for their clients.

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June 19, 2012
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Pentair, Watertronics Team Up to Create Awareness for Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting and Reuse

$9.7 Million Awarded for Water Stewardship

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The Coca-Cola Foundation is funding the grants to support its global priority areas

The Coca-Cola Foundation—the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Co.—awarded $26 million to 85 community organizations, including $9.7 million in grants for water stewardship, during the first quarter. The grants support the foundation's global priority areas.

The water stewardship grants will benefit:

Publication Date: 
June 18, 2012