All posts by Ken Blair

A rainwater collection systems designer and consultant, Ken has designed and installed residential and commercial systems, primarily in the northwest United States for more than 10 years and, in 2014, began consulting and managing builds in other states. Ken is an accredited ARCSA Professional Designer / Installer and Life Member, the Northwest Regional ARCSA representative and advisor to its education committee and is available to speak about Rainwater Collection Systems design and builds. Ken is a United States Navy veteran, having served on active duty during the Vietnam War era. He attained the rate of E-4 Machinist Mate. A career entrepreneur, Ken created a new business focus with a commercial dive company in Hawaii in the mid 1980′s to respond to and clean up oil spills, oil spill equipment training, service and maintenance for the oil co-op service industry. Ken is passionate about having a positive impact on the environment and is also a founding director of BANK-ON-RAIN (2011-2014), whose mission is to create grassroots solutions for rainwater collection for consumption and agriculture in developing areas of the planet.

Seattle Approves First Potable Rainwater Collection System for Residential Use

Seattle Approves First Potable Rainwater Collection System for Residential UseRainBank is pleased to have designed and installed the first rainwater collection system for potable usage in Seattle city limits.  It is supplementary to city water and uses just 3,000 gallons of storage and deionization filtration for collection from an asphalt shingle roof.

The deionization filtration system will remove all toxins from the asphalt roof, and bring the pH level to nominal 7.0. The system will mitigate 65% of the customer’s city water usage. The potable water is of laboratory ultra-pure quality, as proven by samples taken and sent to the lab. The six 530 gallon tanks are a slim line design, enabling placement in a confined area.

Seattle Approves First Potable Rainwater Collection System for Residential UseHave you thought about rainwater collection for potable usage but were deterred because you have an asphalt shingle roof? Here is your answer.

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