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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.

The Fog Catcher

Necessity is the mother of Invention.

Nearly one million people living in Lima, Peru now have access to clean, safe water. An innovator named Abel Cruz decided to do something about it and started collecting water from fog. A very simple idea to collect the water latent fog with meshing and conveying it by gravity to cisterns.

According to an article in Nature World News, “The “fog catcher” is composed of rectangular sails made up from a net typically used in plant nurseries. The structure is about 4×10 to 4×8 meters in size supported by two vertical poles. The device collects water via fog that passes through the net, which forms water droplets. The accumulated water will then be collected via a gutter that’s connected to a storage tank.”

Watch this video and see for yourself that with a little ingenuity one can overcome adversity.

Photo courtesy of Fellipe Abreu

Underground Containment at USC

In a move toward more sustainable practices, a new village on the campus of University of Southern California (USC) will host an underground rainwater collection and containment system.

According to an article in the Daily Trojan, “Water conservation at the new Village is an important lesson beyond the lecture hall,” said Vishnu Ratnam, an engineering graduate student. “It’s a good example to look at how you can put what you’ve learned to good use.”

The 15 acre property will have six underground wells and will be able to capture 200,000 gallons of water. The system will capture stormwater before it enters the Los Angeles River or the ocean, conserving water and promoting sustainability.

RainBank has designed and installed underground systems, which work particularly well in urban areas where space is at a premium. Click here to read more about a RainBank underground system.