RainBank recently completed construction of three steel rainwater collection tanks for the Vulcan Project in South Lake Union. Seattle. All three tanks will be used for toilet flushing and irrigation. Reducing stormwater for commercial projects is a direct approach to stormwater runoff and reducing pollution in the Puget Sound.
Ken Blair, President of RainBank LLC states, “RainBank installs steel tanks for commercial rainwater harvesting applications. A factory approved installer of CorGal water tanks, RainBank has also participated in numerous projects for Braley-Gray and Associates in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.”
Through landscaping irrigation, large commercial projects are infiltrating stormwater from rainwater collection rather than sending it down storm drains. Since toilets are the larger use of city water, harvested rainwater for toilet flushing can mitigate up to 70 percent of water used at a commercial building.
Do you want to learn more on how your business can reduce the cost of city water usage while reducing stormwater runoff? Leave a comment below.
RainBank’s president, Ken Blair, offers educational rainwater harvesting seminars to schools, community groups, engineering and architectural firms. Do you want to learn about rainwater harvesting?
Your group or organization can learn about laws, codes, and general use of harvested rainwater. Various rainwater collection techniques, methodologies, and components can be covered in RainBank’s seminars. If your school, community organization, landscaping company, architectural or engineering firm wants to learn about rainwater harvesting, Ken will tailor the presentation to your questions and needs.
Passionate about having a positive impact on the environment and dedicated to help create grassroots solutions for rainwater collection for consumption and agriculture, Ken has more than 10 years of practical application in the Pacific Northwest designing and installing rainwater catchment systems. RainBank has designed and installed 100 potable residential systems in Washington State and is an accredited professional member of ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association).
Ken has taught water conservation and the natural cycle at the elementary school level. Community groups can learn how single family homes can supplement their city water usage, architects are being asked to incorporate rainwater water harvesting in residential home designs and engineers are including systems for commercial applications. Ken Blair has been a speaker at the ARCSA convention in Portland, Oregon and has been mentioned or quoted in articles from Net Zero, Commercial Builders Magazine, and was highlighted in ARCSA Accredited Professional (AP) Profiles. Photos of RainBank’s water tank installations are featured on Washington State Department of Ecology website (look for slideshow in right hand column).
Ken’s experience, insight and ongoing education can assist your group, company or organization in making informed decisions about rainwater harvesting.
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The mission of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world. Visit ARCSA on Facebook.
RainBank is an ARCSA accredited designer and installer of rainwater collection, rainwater harvesting and rainwater storage systems and also designs water systems. Click here to read ARCSA’s profile of RainBank’s efforts in rainwater collection and harvesting.