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  • Why did you choose to take this class?
  • Show Strainer for downspout, Show atrium grate with sock, show corrugated hose
  • Show fittings and pipe
  • Show Ball Valve, Show Bulkhead
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    • 1. Water
      Lifeblood of Urban Sustainability
    • 2.
    • 3. Ray Ely
      Blog with info from class
    • 4. Saves on the expense of water plus sewer surcharge
      Environmental consideration due to combined sewer overflow, sedimentation, and pollution runoff
      Water may be better for plants
      Make a “visible” environmental statement
      Why Collect Rainwater?
    • 5. Water cycle to Ocean
    • 6. Ogallala Aquifer Depletion
    • 7. Watering during rain
    • 8. Amount of water needed to make a bottle of water
      Water required per pound of beef
      Percentage of water that goes to irrigation
      Percentage of corn grown with irrigation
      How far from Louisville to Fiji
      Amount of sugar in Vitamin Water compared to Coke
      Fun (and Scary) Water Facts
    • 9. Amount of water needed to make a bottle of water (2 bottles)
      Water required per pound of beef (450 to 2500 gallons)
      Percentage of water that goes to irrigation (37%)
      Percentage of corn grown with irrigation (20%)
      How far from Louisville to Fiji (7400 miles)
      Amount of sugar in Vitamin Water compared to Coke (33g vs. 39g)
      Fun (and Scary) Water Facts
    • 10. The Natural Water cycle
    • 11. Urbanized Water Cycle
    • 12. Rain Barrels
      Rain Gardens
      Swales (Permaculture)
      Types of Water Catchment
    • 13. Typical Rain Barrel
    • 14. Usually 55 Gallons
      Should be Food Grade Plastic
      Rain Barrels
    • 15. Guard against tipping
      Guard against drowning
      Guard against water damage from overflow
      Guard against Mosquito larvae
      Not for consumption (No Pets either!)
      Rainbarrel Safety
    • 16. Inlet
      Components of Barrel
    • 17. Should strain out debris
      Should not restrict flow
      Can use corrugated hose from downspout to barrel
      Screen for mosquitos?
    • 18. Should be large enough
      Should be as high as possible in barrel
      (Should not be above bottom of grate)
      Should direct flow away from house
      Overflow Properties
    • 19. Brass Hose Fitting (insufficient flow)
      Sump pump discharge kit
      2” PVC
      Overflow Materials
    • 20. Should be close to the bottom of barrel
      Should be large opening for maximum flow
      Tight joint in barrel
      Can use bulkhead fitting
      Use valve that has hose thread built in
    • 21. A higher stand gives more pressure
      1 psi of pressure for each 2.3 feet of height
      Stand needs to be level so barrel will balance
      Certain barrels are more prone to tipping
      Consider securing barrel to wall for safety
      Rainbarrel Stands
    • 22. Barrel Stability
    • 23. Rainbarrel Stands
      16 Blocks plus paver,
      26 inches
      4 blocks, 16 inches
    • 24. Rainbarrel Stands
      Wood Stand
    • 25. Rainbarrel Stands
      Retaining Wall Blocks
    • 26. Accessories for Rainbarrels
      First Flush Device
    • 27. Accessories for Rainbarrels
      Leaf Screen
    • 28. Accessories for Rainbarrels
    • 29. Increasing Storage
    • 30. Rainbarrel Aesthetics
      Barrelwith Planter on Top
    • 31. Rainbarrel Aesthetics
      Oak Whiskey Barrel
    • 32. Rainbarrel Aesthetics
      Terra Cotta Olive Barrel
    • 33. Rainbarrel Aesthetics
      Painted Barrel
    • 34. Rainbarrel Aesthetics
      Surrounded by Flowers
    • 35. Rainbarrel Aesthetics
      Making a Statement!
    • 36. Be a Critic!
    • 37. Be a Critic!
      Outlettoo high
    • 38. Be a Critic!
    • 39. Be a Critic!
      Ready to topple, not balanced or secured
    • 40. Be a Critic!
      Also…….is there an overflow?
      Hose between barrels too small
    • 41. Be a Critic!
    • 42. Be a Critic!
      Child Drowning risk
    • 43. Be a Critic!
      Mosquito larvae in red barrel
    • 44. My largest home system
      265 Gallon Tank
      Valve is 52 inches above ground.
      Inlet with overflow and integral strainer
    • 45. Inlet Detail
      4 x 2 Sanitary Tee used to provide integral overflow. Tote lid drilled for tight fit. Strainer between T and pipe
    • 46. Inlet Detail
      4 x 2 Sanitary Tee used to provide integral overflow. Tote lid drilled for tight fit. Strainer between T and pipe
    • 47. Frame Detail
      4 x 6 post 2 feet deep
      4 x 4 frame bolted to post
    • 48. Outlet Detail
      Converted “nonstandard” thread to pipe thread
      Full flow quick opening ball valve w/ hose thread
    • 49. Upside Down Barrel
      Outlet pipe fitting installed in existing barrel bung. The bung has a built-in ¾ inch pipe thread
    • 50. Double Barrel Orchard Irrigation
      2 horizontal 55 gallon barrels plumbed together
    • 51. Double Barrel Orchard Irrigation
      2 inch piping tied together with “no-hub” band. Small pipe allows bottom barrel to vent
    • 52. Double Barrel Orchard Irrigation
      Outlet showing ball valve and irrigation filter with hose connected
    • 53. Double Barrel Orchard Irrigation
      Espaliered Apples
    • 54. Double Barrel Orchard Irrigation
      Base of Apple tree fed with ¼ inch adjustable flow line off of ½ inch header
    • 55. Double Barrel Orchard Irrigation
      Detail of ¼ inch shutoff valve in ½ header, with ¼ inch drip tube running to tree
    • 56. Rain Garden
      About 100 square feet of raingarden planted with fruit trees and medicinal/ edible plants
    • 57. Rain Garden
      Downspout converts to corrugated tubing, to atrium grate, to pvc pipe running underground
    • 58. Rain Garden
      Showing corrugated pipe attached to atrium grate
    • 59. Larger Storage!!
    • 60. Rain Gardens
    • 61. A rain garden is a planted depression that allows rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas like roofs, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and compacted lawn areas the opportunity to be absorbed
      Definition of Rain Garden
    • 62. Size is primarily function of roof area
      Also should consider soil permeability
      Percolation test can be performed
      Rule of Thumb………30% of the roof area
      At least 10 feet from house
      Natural low spot……….or dig a hole
      Sizing and Placement of a Raingarden
    • 63. Often use native species
      Wet loving plants in the bottom
      Dryer plants at the edge
      Pay attention to sun/shade requirements
      Species available from local sources
      List of Native plants in MSD pamphlet
      Plants for a Rain Garden
    • 64. Raingarden Components
    • 65. Swales
      Think of a swale as a linear raingarden
      Plants are often planted on the lower berm
      Swales are usually constructed along contour lines
      A contour line is a line in which each point is the same elevation above sea level
    • 66. Understanding Contour lines
    • 67. Finding contours with an A-frame
    • 68. Digging swales by hand
    • 69. Bioswales
      Bioswales are landscape elements designed and built to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. These “swaled” drainage courses are, in a sense, gently sloped ditches that contain plants, compost and/or riprap. The sloped sides are usually less than six percent slope. These are often constructed of “engineered soil”.
    • 70. Bioswales
    • 71. Bioswales
      Think of a bioswale as a raingarden in which the water has a “destination”. Although designed to slow, clean, and cool water flow, they are not designed to strictly infiltrate the water into the soil.
    • 72. Thinking outside the box
    • 73. Thanks!