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San Antonio is constantly looking for ways to sustain the Edwards Aquifer, and St. Mary’s University is no different.

So it’s building a rainwater harvesting system, which David Turner, Ph.D., and his students will formally unveil Friday, March 20, two days before World Water Day.

The rainwater collection tank – in the courtyard between Garni Hall and the Moody Life Sciences Center – will be revealed at 2:15 p.m., rain or shine. Refreshments will be served afterward.

A 5,050-gallon tank will collect some of nearly 240,000 gallons of rain that fall onto Garni Hall’s roof each year. With a small pump, the captured rainwater will irrigate landscaping in that section of campus.

Turner’s students proposed the project to University administration. As the first of its kind on campus, the system will save water and become the centerpiece of St. Mary’s sustainability efforts. There is talk of using similar systems in other parts of campus.

“We hope to raise campus awareness of the importance of being water-wise, so the system and the landscaping will become part of our curriculum and also support our educational outreach to elementary and high-school students,” said Turner, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences.

The idea came during a lab exercise for an Environmental Geochemistry class in spring 2013 and became a student group’s EPA contest entry that fall. Eventually a proposal ended up on the desks of University administrators, who enthusiastically supported it.

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Filter Debris From Your Rain Tank

We proudly use Gutterglove Gutterguard as the First Stage Filter in all our rain harvesting systems because of it’s ability to filter out all leaves, pine needles and even sand from your gutter system and rain storage tanks. Visit their website for more information at www.Gutterglove.com

Rain Harvesting Systems installed Gutterglove Gutterguard on this 3,100 gallon rain collection system. You can clearly see from the fine stainless steel mesh on the photo that sand can't get through. Also, another benefit is that you will never have to clean out your gutters again.

Gutterglove filters out the sand from this two tank 3,100 gallon rain collection system. You can see Gutterglove on the gutter in the photo above in the lower right corner.

 


Check out these photos from just a few of our RHS installations!
3 of the guys are pushing the tank unto the concrete foundation.
5,000 gallon rain tank
These tanks are big and awkward, but with enough help, they can be easily moved.
Foundation
Bob interviewed Tony and they did a real nice story on our garden design.
Foundation
Grundfros pump on concrete
Concrete poured into the form.
Robert sitting on top of the tank.
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What is
Rain Harvesting?

Have you ever thought about collecting the rainwater that runs off your roof? Rainwater is an easily obtained resource, and it is an excellent way to satisfy your watering needs. You can save on well water, energy, irrigation water and municipality water by storing up this precious, free liquid that comes from the clouds above.

In simple terms, “rain harvesting” means collecting rainwater. A popular and easy way to catch rain is by filtering the water through the gutters on your roof. Once the water travels through the gutter, it is directed into a holding tank, and can then be used for any water needs you have. In most cases, it is used for non-potable applications but can become potable (used for drinking) if proper filters are used.

A Rain Harvesting Systems representative can provide you with several options of how to start your rainwater collection.

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