08/25/09 157 W - + 9 - 10 Fire Station Rainwater Harvesting Project

Several Raleigh fire stations, along with some Wake County facilities, are receiving (or have received?) rainwater harvesting systems and rain gardens. The city and the county are partnerning to sponsor twelve project locations to receive a network of cisterns, which will collect draining rainwater from rooftops. The collected water can be used for training or washing equipment, and reduces the demand on drink water supplies. Harvesting rainwater also decreases the volume of storm water runoff, which helps in other ways. Five project locations will also receive rain gardens. Those are mulched flower beds that further reduce storm water runoff.

Sites with cisterns and rain gardens:

Sites with cisterns only:

Read the entire press release.

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