Rainwater Catchment

Project Description

In this course we will explore the details of catching and utilizing rainwater. We will explore a typical water bill, research common and cheap strategies for containment, plumbing, and finally we will apply what we have learned by installing a custom rainwater catchment system.

Final Project

By the end of this course we will find a site, source materials, and install a cutting edge, high capacity rainwater catchment system, and document the whole process on this blog.

Skills and Concepts Covered:

-Basic Rainwater Plumbing

-Filtration

-Installing a functioning rainwater system

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Project Updates

We’re Off!

Our first meeting was a great success! We talked about rainwater and started drawing up an action plan. We met with Mary from the Community Development Center, and are exploring the possibility of installing a rain garden on a property on Alberta Street! read more

Status:

In Progress

Commitment:

4hrs/Week

Start Date:

March 1st

End Date:

May 31st.