Vast amounts of rain, one of our most vital resources, can be harvested by installing a network of collection pipes around the exterior of the school.
Rain can be harvested and collected in cisterns for re-use. Redirecting the rain from the water cycle helps prevent erosion, water quality, availability issues, and storm water management problems in surrounding areas.
Water from cisterns is directed into the rain garden, where it is filtered and seeps naturally into the earth to recharge the groundwater. Rain gardens flourish with plants which are native to the region and attractive to butterflies and local wildlife-some which produce edible plants like blueberries.
Remaining water stored within the cistern can be used for irrigating additional gardens containing vegetables, fruit trees, or other useful plants-or use it to water the ornamental plants used in the campus landscaping.