Rainwater Harvesting

Canyon View Elementary School


Location: Tucson, Arizona
Project: Storm Water Management


Rainwater Harvesting Canyon View Elemenatary

This project focused on storm water infiltration. The rain gutters and downspouts flow into underground pipes being directed into a 2000 gallon modular underground tank. The tank has a water permeable liner that allows the collected water to be absorbed into the ground. This type of tank is built out of modular plastic cubes similar to milk crates. They are stacked to the appropriate size then wrapped in a liner and covered with soil. This allows the storm water to be managed underground and not have to deal with the issues of mosquitoes and algae, as well as safety issues at a school yard.

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