Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Rain Water Roof Capture

Here is further explanation of how we will capture the rain off of our roof for reuse as graywater and irrigation. Just like on a regular home roof there will be gutters at the perimeter that will feed into downspouts along these steel columns.
Each downspout will tie into underground drainpipes that feed into the 12 inch roof drain leaders.
The leaders circumvent the building and travel underground to the back side between the classroom wings.
These leaders then tie into our cisterns that are buried there.
These cisterns are huge. They are 10,000 gallon storage tanks.
At any given time we can have up to 60,000 gallons of reusable water stored on campus. This is good for the environment, a good model for our future, and a component of our LEEDS certification.
click here for more on the cisterns

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