Rainwater Catchment

Rainwater harvesting with Sustainable technology

Slow Sand Filters are cheap, effective mechanical means of filtering water without using chemicals. This website tells you more about them.

They have been experimenting with and recording the results of various slow sand filters for several years.

Rainwater Harvesting Calculators

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension publishes two calculators to aid in designing rainwater collection systems:

Rainwater collection and use

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This month, DBL examines the best practices of RAINWATER Collection & Use, primarily for residential sites.

Our presenter is (a long-time DBL member) Engineer CHRIS MAXWELL-GAINES, who got started with rainwater during 2 years in the South American jungle, while he served in the Peace Corps. Chris and his partner, Blake West, started Innovative Water Solutions LLC, In 2004: a design/build water conservation firm. To date, they have installed nearly 4 million gallons of rainwater storage capacity across the lone star state.

Habitable Spaces Workshop Series

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, 03/02/2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat, 03/08/2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat, 03/15/2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Habitable Spaces Workshop Series

Earthworks and Rainwater Management:

March 1 -2, 9AM to 5PM

$95 camping and meals included (discount rate for all 3 weekends)

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