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Old 10-16-2012, 02:03 PM
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Rainwater Harvesting Install Pics...

Thought I would share a few pics of a Rainwater Harvesting System underway in Tucson, Az...site has two tanks, the tank in the pics is 15K gallons.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:08 PM
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Thats a big tank. What type of system will be used to harvest the rainwater?
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:18 PM
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This side of the site will collect rainwater from the roof and parking lot run-off. Downspouts and parking lot will drain into a collection basin, then through a vortex filter before hitting the tank.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:27 PM
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How's the pumping system going to work?
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:01 PM
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How's the pumping system going to work?
Submersible pump installed at the bottom of the tank. This one is dual plumbed with city water controlled by MV's that activate pump or city water depending on tank water level.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:08 PM
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I want to know what the water is going to be used for.

I wouldn't think potable water considering it will be gathering nasty stuff off the parking lot.

On a side note, I've been pushing cistern installs for people this year after the nasty drought we had.



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I want to know what the water is going to be used for.

I wouldn't think potable water considering it will be gathering nasty stuff off the parking lot.

On a side note, I've been pushing cistern installs for people this year after the nasty drought we had.



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This is Arizona, it won't be used for potable and certainly not off of a parking lot.

Landsacping most likely, maybe grey toilet water flush, but even that is an act of god to get passed and approved.

Rotor-tool- You on the install or just happen to see it? Looks like you have some exclusive site access. Nice project. What type of business?
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:04 PM
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This is Arizona, it won't be used for potable and certainly not off of a parking lot.

Landsacping most likely, maybe grey toilet water flush, but even that is an act of god to get passed and approved.

Rotor-tool- You on the install or just happen to see it? Looks like you have some exclusive site access. Nice project. What type of business?
Yes, I am onsite. This is for a new Walgreen's store.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:02 PM
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I want to know what the water is going to be used for.

I wouldn't think potable water considering it will be gathering nasty stuff off the parking lot.

On a side note, I've been pushing cistern installs for people this year after the nasty drought we had.



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Water will be used for irrigation at the site.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:39 PM
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do you have to anchor the tanks with concrete? i bid a job that was worried about the groundwater pushing the tanks out of the ground.
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