Texas Rain Catcher Award

The Texas Water Development Board sponsors the Texas Rain Catcher Award

A rainwater harvesting competition and recognition program to promote the technology, educate the public, and to recognize excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting systems in Texas. 

The competition is open to all individuals, companies, organizations, municipalities, and other local and state governmental entities in Texas including former employees of the TWDB. However, current employees of the TWDB and TWDB Board members are not eligible to enter the competition.

There are several benefits to winning the competition. It will help you earn recognition both within the rainwater harvesting community and beyond, and enhance your reputation as an individual or entity dedicated to water conservation in Texas. As a winner, you will get free publicity and will be recognized on the TWDB Web site for at least two years.

For more details visit the TWDB website.

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Texas Rainwater Harvesting Systems Tours

Sea Scouts Galveston Texas / Landscaping Irrigation / LEED Platinum

The recently completed, 8 acre Sea Scout base in Galveston, TX has incorporated CorGal water tanks for irrigation, and was constructed by Seattle based RainBank Rainwater Systems.

Four storage tanks on both sides of the building will collect roof runoff from the green roof.  Additionally, below grade storm water collection wet wells will collect runoff from area site drains and serve as secondary storage.

Rainwater from the main building green roof will be directed to the top of one tank on each end of the building with equalization between all four tanks. If the volume in the tanks is not adequate for an irrigation cycle, the four cisterns will be filled automatically to an adequate level from the wet wells, conveyed by a 7.5 HP 270 GPM.

The overflow from the cisterns is routed to passive infiltration.

A Platinum LEED rating for green building was achieved on this project.

Project details:
• 4 ‐ 24,500 gallon, CorGal 1208 HRWT rainwater collection tanks
• Tank dimensions 12’ dia x 33’ tall.
• Tank equalization / wet wells / live roof
• Wet well Transfer pump assembly provided by other; 7.5 HP 270 GPM 42’ Head
• Irrigation pump and filtration provided by other;
• Pump 5 HP 30 GPM at 70 PSI
• Filtration Amiad TAF suction Scanner/ Auto flushing
• Tank construction By RainBank Rainwater Systems

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