Friday, May 30, 2014

Water stewardship

Interested in harvesting rain? An article in MPRnews, Rain Man: How one Tucson resident harvests the rain, describes the many ways in which Brad Lancaster has developed to make the most of about 12 inches of rain that annual fall in Tucson, Arizona.  Some of the things he does include the following:
  • recycles greywater from his show and washing machine
  • uses a composting commode
  • funnels rainwater into two 1,000-gallon tanks for drinking and irrigation of gardens
  • cut small gaps into street curbs to provide a means for rain water to flow from the street into basins planted with shad trees and native shrubs.
To learn even more about Mr. Lancaster's approach to conserving water you might check out his book "Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands."

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