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Labor Day: A Working Man’s Holiday

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the American worker.  It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

RainBank Rainwater Systems’ Chad Lindsly is seen in the photo at left, at the 2017 Stormwater Conference in Seattle, where he is explaining the benefits of collecting rainwater for beneficial usage, while mitigating stormwater.

RainBank Rainwater Systems would like to take a moment to recognize the combined dedication of our employees, along with members of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA), in the advancement of stormwater management and rainwater collection. The efforts of these dedicated individuals in bringing education and awareness of the effects of stormwater runoff and the benefits of collection before it becomes runoff should not go unnoticed.

Stormwater Best Practices at StormCon

Come join RainBank Rainwater Systems and Contain Water Systems Inc. at the 16h Annual StormCon 2017,  from August 27- 31 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington.

StormCon is the largest stormwater trade show in the world. Meet leading experts in stormwater pollution prevention, low impact development, best practices, and management.

The StormCon conference and exposition brings together professionals from around the world to report, analyze, and understand the movement and condition of surface water.

CONTAIN Water Systems Inc. is the manufacturer of corrugated steel liquid storage tanks primarily used for the storage of water. Contain Water Systems Inc. water series tanks and accessories come with a 20 year warranty, the longest in the industry, backed by a team of certified installers around the country ready to provide a top notch installation service for your project site.

Look for the Contain Water Systems Inc. / RainBank booth on the trade show floor. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact us if you have questions about steel tanks and stormwater collection.

California Water Conservation Advised

While the California drought may have significantly improved with recent heavy rain and snowfall, it would be a stretch to declare it over. A series of Pacific rain filled storms have increased the storage in reservoirs, lakes and snowpack, but the need for continued conservation is still advised. Large, infrequent rain events do little for long term supply demands. A good deal of the event simply equates to stormwater with little effect on the aquifers. According to Richard Tinker with NOAA Climate Center, “Groundwater levels have not responded as one might expect and remain critically low… water supply is dependent on groundwater.”  Without replenishment from more frequent rainfall, reservoir levels will once again decrease. By lessening the demand from public water supplies, recoveries can retain their water for longer periods or until the next large rainstorm.

California has embraced rainwater collection since early February 2013. As of September 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed several new bills into law that impact California water supplies, including cutting down on excessive water use and making the most of stormwater. Now is the time for California to implement additional legislation allowing expansion of rainwater collection with incentive programs and rebates. With increasing population and its increased demands on water supplies, Californians will witness water shortages again.  Richard Santos, director of Santa Clara Valley Water District sums up the need of conservation as “Water conservation is a way of life. It’s not going to change. We’re an arid region for the rest of our lives. History will repeat itself. Like all good people, we put money in the bank for those rainy days that don’t come.”

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) has a growing presence in California with scheduled Rainwater Catchment Workshops. According to ARCSA, “With the ongoing water crisis in California, this workshop will focus on the central and southern California coast and inland communities. Residents of California are encouraged to attend to learn to capture stormwater, and rainwater while creating additional “reservoirs” to store water for future beneficial uses. You can’t use it if you don’t store it!”

Photo Credit: SF Gate – Photo: Top, Frances Low/DWR. Bottom, Walt Warneke