Test Your Water Sense

Take The WaterSense QuizFortunately, Seattle is not dealing with the crippling drought experienced in 2015. However, since water is such a precious resource, we feel it’s always a good time to test your water sense.

We originally shared the following post in August 2014.

In Seattle, we are not facing a water shortage. Here at RainBank, we take aging water systems, water usage, storage and rainwater collection seriously.  But, that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun while being mindful about water.

Who hasn’t tried the fun quizzes on Buzzfeed – like “How Many US States Have You Visited?” or “How Well Do You Know the Solar System?”

The EPA has joined the quiz frenzy with a WaterSense Quiz, a fun game to test your knowledge and share some facts about water.

The object of the game is to move the water-efficiency hero, aptly named Flo, through water pipes and answer water-efficiency questions while avoiding water-wasting monsters such as Sogosaurus and Drainiac.

It may seem like child’s play, but if you try the EPA’s new interactive online quiz, you’ll be sure to learn a few facts about water usage.  

Click here to play the game (Editor’s note – this version may not be mobile friendly), or click here to view a text only version of the quiz. Take your turn and leave us a comment to let us know how you scored! 

If you have any questions or comments about rainwater collection, we’re always happy to hear from you.

Affordability With Steel Tanks

30 degree roofSeattle based RainBank Rainwater Systems and Contain Water Systems Inc. have brought back affordability and expertise to the steel water tank market in the Seattle area. No matter if your project is commercial or residential, rainwater harvesting, or fire suppression, costs are always a concern for any project. Many dealers are third or even fourth party in steel water tank sales, of course each adding their markup.

As a Contain Systems, Inc. distributor, there is no middleman. We sell Contain Tanks to dealers and the public. We install what we sell. We don’t use subcontractors and we stand behind our product line. Contain Water Systems Inc. water tanks carry a 20 year warranty when installed by RainBank Rainwater Systems or a certified installer. 

RainBank’s president has more than 15 years experience in commercial and residential designs, installations, and sales of rainwater collection systems and is an ARCSA lifetime member,  ARCSA Northwest Regional Representative, ARCSA  Accredited Professional and an ARCSA Inspector Specialist. RainBank has put together an experienced team to provide customers with an integrated, progressive approach to sustainability, premium water systems. In-house engineering, licensed plumber, and experienced installers takes the guesswork out of a project for the architect, engineer, contractor and owner. 

OUR LIST OF SERVICES INCLUDE:

DESIGNcomplete systems with performance specifications.

ENGINEERING & PERMITTING to meet all legal requirements from county and state agencies; cost effective, fast & hassle free.

INSTALLATION includes onsite management for installation of rainwater harvesting and storage systems.

CONSULTING is available throughout the US Including Hawaii, for all rainwater harvesting systems.

FEASIBILITY STUDY is the first step to take if you aren’t sure about whether or not a rainwater collection system is right for your project. Contact us for a quote.  

PACKAGING customized kits & blueprints for do-it-your-selfers, those in remote locations, tract housing developers and large companies.

PRODUCTS:  RainBank is a dealer for the following rainwater system tanks and components:

  • Contain steel water tanks (carrying a 20 year warranty)
  • WISY Products
  • Davey pumps
  • Premier Plastics water tanks
  • National water testing
  • GC Solenoid valves
  • Filter cartridge replacements
  • Tuffy screen basket liners

Contact RainBank about your project today.

Reinventing Water Supplies – ARCSA Conference 2016

ARCSA Conference 2016The theme of ARCSA’s 12th annual conference, set for December in Las Vegas, NV, will highlight reinventing water supplies.

The Mission of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world.

The conference and expo will be filled with learning and buying opportunities and will be held at the convention center in conjunction with conferences for the Irrigation and Groundwater Associations.

Visit the ARCSA conference registration page for more information.

RainBank’s leader, Ken Blair, is an accredited ARCSA  Professional, Inspector Specialist, Designer / Installer and Life Member, a Pacific Coastal Regional ARCSA representative and advisor to its education committee. Ken is tapped by architects, engineers, government agencies and related professional associations to provide lectures or participate on expert panels to discuss Rainwater Collection Systems design and builds.

RainBank is also the Northwest region distributor for Contain Water Tanks, which are backed with an unmatched 20-year warranty.

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