Rainwater Harvesting Install Pics...

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Rotor_Tool, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Here the water table is very high especially near the bay and ocean. The pool installers have to put in some kind of relief so the pools dont pop out of the ground. Jim might know the technical term.
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  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hydrostatic Relief Valves
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  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks buddy
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  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I worked at a sewer treatment and at a water treatment facility when i worked heavy construction. Interestingly enough they both used similar filtration techniques.

    Precast concrete troughs were suspended about 10 feet above concrete separation grates. These grates were covered by layered filtration fabrics and mediums to the level of the troughs.

    The water was forced through the fabrics and mediums, capturing suspended solid particals and the filtered water was moved via the troughs to the holding tanks for further treatment.

    The filtration building was just part of the purification process but the chemist said the water was basically potable at that point.

    Point being, filter gravel in ML's cistern is treating the water but to a lessor degree.
    Not too bad Boss.
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  5. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
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    The less rain an area gets the bigger the tanks and catch area needs to be. This way when it does rain you can catch and store a whole lot of it.

    No point in installing a 2,500 gal tank that will run the system twice when it only rains 10 times a year. On the other hand a 2,500 gal tank is fine if it rains once a week.

    All of this being said, looks good!
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Collection basin or not, any drainage off of hardscape (in this case roads and parking lots) is polluting the environment. Don't understand why it took a kid to point this out.
     
  7. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's because the people that make the rules sit in offices all day. The way they got to that office was by working for the city/state. This means they have never been financially responsible for there "utoohhs" or leaving a line item out of a bid. Because they have never had to fork over the Benjamin's they have never had to think ahead to the next day, week, or year.

    That's the problem with government, we have over 50% of the workforce on the governments payroll. We are farming idiots. Sorry, still fired up after the debate.
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Take your politics to the political forum where it belongs.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Maybe that's why we haven't seen Fimco lately. The political forum is calling to him....
     
  10. Rotor_Tool

    Rotor_Tool LawnSite Senior Member
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    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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