TN town receives innovative stormwater collection system for landscape irrigation

Rainwater Resources has announced the transfer of a 1,500-gallon cistern/rainwater collection system to a former maintenance site in the city of Farragut, Tenn., which is expected to supply 15,000 gallons of water per year to the region.

KNOXVILLE, TN, Sept. 17, 2014 -- Today, Rainwater Resources, a specialist in rainwater harvesting for irrigation and potable uses, has announced the transfer of a 1,500-gallon cistern/rainwater collection system to a former maintenance site in the city of Farragut, Tenn. The new system is expected to supply 15,000 gallons of water per year to the region.

The site has been landscaped and converted into a park-like outdoor classroom to demonstrate various methods of protecting local watersheds. Among those techniques is capturing rainwater from the classroom shelter rooftop and conveying it to storage for irrigating the park's extensive premises.

The design of the collection system operates on rainwater gravity flows into rooftop guttering and through a Wisy vortex pre-filter that diverts the first flush of dirty runoff, as required by current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. When this flush is accomplished, the filter releases the remainder of each rain incident into the aboveground polyethylene tank.

Accordingly, a custom-made control display for public education, mounted near the tank, monitors performance, operates a submersible pump in the cistern and activates ultraviolet (UV) light purification. Key to maintaining clear water without chemical treatment is Rainwater Resources' ingress and egress flow design, which protects a natural biofilm inside the cistern. This biofilm, a naturally-occurring phenomena, guarantees clear, odor-free water.

See also: "Taking the Rains: Examining Stormwater Collection and Treatment Methods for Reuse"


About Rainwater Resources

Rainwater Resources is a family-owned and operated company headquartered in Knoxville serving Tennessee and Georgia. The company is a specialist in rainwater harvesting for irrigation and potable uses, often in conjunction with stormwater control objectives. Rainwater Resources operates simultaneously with its sister company, PerfectWater™, a water treatment service which has created solutions to impaired quality for over 15 years. For more information, visit www.rainwaterresources.com.

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