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RainDrop Harvesting Solutions, LLC
www.RainDropSavers.com
www.facebook.com/RaindropHarvestingSolutions
Rainwater Harvestin...
Texas Drought Monitor May 2016
Drought focuses
attention on water
availability in Texas.
Aquifer Depletion
Last October, the San Antonio City Council approved a contract with a joint venture named Vista
Ridge to...
Ground Water Pollution / Compromised Drinking Water Supply
(Insecure Drinking Water)
LAND DRILLING PROPOSAL INCLUDES PARTS...
2014
April 25: The city begins using water from the Flint River as a stopgap until the pipeline from Lake Huron can be com...
Ground Water Pollution / Compromised Drinking Water Supply
(Insecure Drinking Water)
Recently in the news for our local ar...
Ground Water Pollution / Compromised Drinking Water Supply
(Insecure Drinking Water)
By David Norris | Posted: Mon 6:05 PM...
Brenham Rainfall – In Inches
Best Months to install will be December to April and July - August to capture the most
rainfa...
How Much Rainwater can be Saved?
Formula
Sq Feet of Roof x .623 x Inches of Rain = # of Gallons
Using your Rainfall to dat...
Reasons to Harvest Rainwater: Makes Sense Economically & Environmentally
• Economical alternative to public water & reduce...
Reasons to Harvest Rainwater Continued
•Not regulated (yet) by municipal water restrictions. During
periods of drought, ca...
Possible Uses of Rainwater
Outdoor uses:
• Irrigation
• Livestock
• Car Washing
• Swimming Pool Fill
Indoor Non-Potable Us...
Drinking Rainwater Basics
Water Filtration system with sediment filter, carbon filter, UV light, pump & pressure tank
Drinking Rainwater Basics – Water Filtration Bottles
Water filtration plant in a bottle you can
use on-the-go. Perfect for...
Components of System
Collection Surface (roof)
Conveyance System (gutter & PVC)
Filtering (Gutter Guard)
First Flush Diver...
Water Treatment Philosophy
Better to protect the quality of the water from the
beginning, rather than spend a lot of money...
Roof Materials: Best and Not Recommended
Best: Metal Acceptable:
Composite Shingles
Not Recommended:
Chemically treated wo...
Cistern Foundation (Pad)
Before and after pics of
tank foundations.
Supporting the tank is
very important. You
wouldn’t bu...
Collects off part of roof (one downspout)
Graphic courtesy of Innovative
Water Solutions
Dry System Examples
Wet Rainwater Harvesting System – Collects off of entire roof surface
Graphic courtesy of Innovative Water Solutions
Wet System Examples
Polyurethane vs Metal Cisterns
Polyurethane
• UV Inhibitors
• 5 year warranty
• Lighter colors allow
algae growth
• Will b...
Tank Options are Infinite – There are Several Different Designs that
Can Meet Everyone’s Needs.
We primarily use tank manufacturers
here in Texas to reduce costs for our
customers. We transport and deliver
parts and pi...
Schedule your Free Estimate Today
to Design your Custom Rainwater System
RDHS.LLC@gmail.com
Aggie Owned & Operated ~ Class...
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  1. 1. RainDrop Harvesting Solutions, LLC www.RainDropSavers.com www.facebook.com/RaindropHarvestingSolutions Rainwater Harvesting – Conservation – Drainage – Irrigation – Water Treatment
  2. 2. Texas Drought Monitor May 2016 Drought focuses attention on water availability in Texas.
  3. 3. Aquifer Depletion Last October, the San Antonio City Council approved a contract with a joint venture named Vista Ridge to supply 50,000 acre-feet per year of Simsboro aquifer water to the San Antonio Water System (SAWS). Since we rely on the Simsboro aquifer for 99 percent of our drinking water, we’re paying close attention to the project. By comparison, combined water use by College Station, Bryan, and Texas A&M is typically about 36,000 acre-feet per year. All three entities are in the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District. Aquifer similar to a bank account. If you draw out more than you put in you will be overdrawn/out of water.
  4. 4. Ground Water Pollution / Compromised Drinking Water Supply (Insecure Drinking Water) LAND DRILLING PROPOSAL INCLUDES PARTS OF LAKE SOMERVILLE Six spots of land at Lake Somerville - Brenham’s water source - are being included in a lease proposal from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is taking bids on oil and gas leases for 36,000 acres of federally owned land. Oil and gas companies would be allowed to extract petroleum reserves that could potentially pollute ground water as well as surface water. Four of the parts of land are located on the Washington County side of Lake Somerville. (Note Fracking and Oil & Gas operations have not been conclusively found to cause ground and surface water pollution) Flint, Michigan, Declares State of Emergency Amid Lead in Drinking Water Scare Bad Decisions, Broken Promises: A Timeline of the Flint Water Crisis 2013 April 16: Flint, newly under the control of an emergency manager who answers to the governor, inks an agreement to stop buying water from Detroit and join a new water authority that will get water from Lake Huron, a deal that is expected to save millions. Although it will be three years before the new water source is available, Detroit says it will stop selling water to Flint in a year.
  5. 5. 2014 April 25: The city begins using water from the Flint River as a stopgap until the pipeline from Lake Huron can be completed. As officials raise glasses of water in celebration, Mayor Dayne Walling hails it as a "historic moment." He says "the water quality speaks for itself," and the state Department of Environmental Quality says residents shouldn't notice any difference. May: Complaints about the new water start coming in. "It's just weird," resident Bethany Hazard tells the Flint Journal, referring to the murky, foamy quality of the H2O coming from her taps. The state DEQ says analysis of the water shows it meets state standards. June 12: City officials reveal they are treating the water with lime in response to complaints, but the mayor pooh-poohs concerns about safety. "I think people are wasting their precious money buying bottled water," he tells the Flint Journal. Aug. 15: A boil advisory for part of the city is issued after water tests positive for e.coli bacteria. A second advisory will be issued just weeks later. Oct. 13: After the General Motors plant in Flint refuses to use the river water because it's rusting car parts, the city arranges for the company to tap into a different water line. The residents of Flint still have to drink the river water. 2015 Jan. 4: The city announces that Flint's water contains such a high level of trihalomethanes -- a disinfectant byproduct -- that it's in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Officials say residents with normal immune systems have nothing to worry about. "Is water from the Flint River safe to drink? Yes," a city website declares. Detroit offered to let Flint switch back, but the city's emergency manager says it would cost too much. Feb. 18: A consultant hired by the city for $40,000 to investigate the water quality says it contains sediment and is discolored but is safe to drink. Feb. 26: A manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tells Michigan officials that the chemistry of the river water means contaminants from pipes, including lead, are leaching into the water system. June 24: EPA water expert Miguel del Toral sends internal memo to his bosses flagging Flint's failure to use chemicals to control corrosion, which can cause lead to leach Oct. 1: State officials announce that a new analysis of their data shows Hanna-Attisha is correct: more children have lead in their blood since the water switch. Oct. 2: Gov. Snyder announces the state will buy water filters and test lead in schools. Within a week, he will recommend that Flint start using water from Detroit, and $6 million to help the city switch back is eventually approved. Oct. 16: Flint switches back to Detroit water. 2016 Jan. 5: Snyder declares a state of emergency in Flint. The Department of Justice opens an investigation into the debacle. Jan. 12: Under increasing fire, Snyder calls out the National Guard to distribute bottled water and filters in Flint. Jan. 13: The crisis expands to include Legionnaires' disease as officials reveal a spike in cases, including 10 deaths, after the city started using river water.
  6. 6. Ground Water Pollution / Compromised Drinking Water Supply (Insecure Drinking Water) Recently in the news for our local area: http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Toxic-lead-levels-found-in-water-at-Brenham- living-center--379546481.html By KBTX Staff | Posted: Sat 8:08 PM, May 14, 2016 | Updated: Sat 10:37 PM, May 14, 2016 Recent water testing at three Texas State-Supported Living Centers shows more than 600 disabled residents have been drinking water with toxic lead levels. The elevated lead levels have been detected at centers in El Paso, San Angelo and in Brenham. The owners of the facilities are trying to figure out how that could've happened. The director of Brenham State Supported Living Center has written a letter to families and guardians, notifying them of situation and saying bottled water is being used for drinking, cooking and teeth brushing. (Comment from RainDrop Havesting Solutions: While our drinking water undergoes stringent testing regularly and luckily is safe, cases still occur such as this which lead us to believe strongly in having a backup water plan in case of an insecure supply. You can control this type of input by drinking rainwater with the proper filtering/disinfection and always have peace of mind.)
  7. 7. Ground Water Pollution / Compromised Drinking Water Supply (Insecure Drinking Water) By David Norris | Posted: Mon 6:05 PM, Jun 16, 2014 | Updated: Mon 6:34 PM, Jun 16, 2014 Wellborn Water Violations Spark Concern with Residents WELLBORN, Texas - A letter from Wellborn Special Utility District informing customers of high levels of a potentially dangerous chemical in the water supply has residents on edge. The water district has received three violations since September of 2013. The problem, elevated levels of a compound called Trihalomethane, formed when Chlorine is added to the water supply. Mostly harmless, but exposure to high levels of the compound over the course of years could cause liver, kidney even central nervous system damage. The compound is a result of chlorine added to the water system. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality allows 80 parts per million into water systems. For six months in 2013, Wellborn Water had around 200 parts per million. Letters were sent to residents informing them of the violations. Wellborn resident Nathan Brown said three times was not a charm. "When I got the first letter, I was concerned, but I understand that things happen," said Brown. "But by the time I got the third, I was wondering how they could continue to make that mistake.“ It was enough for Brown and his family to consider some big changes around the house. "We've discussed getting a water filtration system for the entire house, and quite a few of our neighbors already have," said Brown. Stephen Cast with Wellborn Special Utility District said the first violation occurred when TCEQ took readings in September of 2013, but they weren't notified by TCEQ until December. By that time, Cast said more samples had already been taken for the next quarter, and the district was found to be in violation again. Cast said the problem was fixed by January, and the compound was down to 10 parts per million. But they managed to get another violation that same month. The problem comes from the way TCEQ officials get their ratings. A water district is rated by the most current ratings averaged together with the past three. So even if the current ratings are good, combined with the past three, a district could still be in violation. Cast said this is what happened with Wellborn water. Even though Cast said the water is perfectly safe now, Brown said he'd rather be safe than sorry when it comes to the quality of his water. "Because it could happen again. And you don't know for three months after it happens that it's a problem," said Brown
  8. 8. Brenham Rainfall – In Inches Best Months to install will be December to April and July - August to capture the most rainfall 3.23 2.83 3.19 2.68 4.33 4.45 2.13 2.68 3.19 4.92 3.23 3.23 40.09 40.09 40.09 40.09 40.09 40.09 40.09 40.09 40.09 40.09 40.09 40.09 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec COLLEGE STATION TX RAINFALL Ave In. Rainfall YR Ave
  9. 9. How Much Rainwater can be Saved? Formula Sq Feet of Roof x .623 x Inches of Rain = # of Gallons Using your Rainfall to date of 16.26 inches (Through end of May 2016) 1000 sq ft x .623 x 16.26 inches = 10,130 Gallons 1000 sq ft x .623 x 40.09 inches annually = 24,976 Gallons
  10. 10. Reasons to Harvest Rainwater: Makes Sense Economically & Environmentally • Economical alternative to public water & reduces demand on municipal water supply • Supplement limited ground water resources and significantly reduce water extraction rates from rivers and lakes during critical summer months. •Reduce well water demand •Increases awareness of water used which leads to higher efficiency •Low in minerals – ideal for laundry, dishwashing, hair washing, car washing etc. Keeps mineral deposits low in household appliances. No need to soften. Since it contains no chlorine, rainwater is ideal for filling garden ponds and irrigating sensitive plants.
  11. 11. Reasons to Harvest Rainwater Continued •Not regulated (yet) by municipal water restrictions. During periods of drought, can be used to protect investments in landscaping, garden ponds and swimming pools. •Method of stormwater management & helps to reduce peak runoff. Rainwater can cause eroded foundations, overflowing sewers, soil erosion, water pollution and mosquito havens. Collecting rainwater can eliminate these problems while reducing the need for other storm-water controls. •Rainwater is slightly acidic naturally. Irrigating with rainwater helps keep soil pH in balance. Also helps recharge aquifer via irrigation, septic system or rain garden.
  12. 12. Possible Uses of Rainwater Outdoor uses: • Irrigation • Livestock • Car Washing • Swimming Pool Fill Indoor Non-Potable Uses: • Toilet flushing • Laundry • Cooling Indoor Potable Uses: • Drinking • Bathing • Cooking, etc.
  13. 13. Drinking Rainwater Basics Water Filtration system with sediment filter, carbon filter, UV light, pump & pressure tank
  14. 14. Drinking Rainwater Basics – Water Filtration Bottles Water filtration plant in a bottle you can use on-the-go. Perfect for traveling and/or emergencies. Filters without needing electricity. We are an authorized Dealer for these bottles. Available today & by order. These make great gifts for family and friends & we can ship to anywhere in the US.
  15. 15. Components of System Collection Surface (roof) Conveyance System (gutter & PVC) Filtering (Gutter Guard) First Flush Diverter Storage (Cistern) Tank Foundation (Pad) Overflow
  16. 16. Water Treatment Philosophy Better to protect the quality of the water from the beginning, rather than spend a lot of money, energy, and possibly chemicals to clean it up later. Cleaner in = Cleaner out
  17. 17. Roof Materials: Best and Not Recommended Best: Metal Acceptable: Composite Shingles Not Recommended: Chemically treated wood, asphalt shingles, asbestos, some paints • If painted, paints meeting NSF 61 should be used • Particle filters should be used if asphalt shingles are used
  18. 18. Cistern Foundation (Pad) Before and after pics of tank foundations. Supporting the tank is very important. You wouldn’t build a house without the proper foundation. A rainwater tank is very similar.
  19. 19. Collects off part of roof (one downspout) Graphic courtesy of Innovative Water Solutions
  20. 20. Dry System Examples
  21. 21. Wet Rainwater Harvesting System – Collects off of entire roof surface Graphic courtesy of Innovative Water Solutions
  22. 22. Wet System Examples
  23. 23. Polyurethane vs Metal Cisterns Polyurethane • UV Inhibitors • 5 year warranty • Lighter colors allow algae growth • Will break down over time in harsh sun • 500 gallon price comparison $450* • 4’ D x 5’9” H • 800 gal Discount Tree Slimline tank $949* Galvanized • G90 Grade 20 gauge metal made in USA • FDA approved NSF 61 certified sealant • 1 year warranty • Should last 30-35 years • 500 gallon price comparison $1000* • 4’ D x 5’8” H Stainless Steel • 20 Gauge 304 Stainless Steel, tank lid 22 gauge • 5 year warranty • Joints sealed with NSF 61 potable water rated elastomer • Should last a lifetime • 500 gallon price comparison $1395* • 4’ D x 5’8” H *Prices as of May 2016 and are subject to change. Please get a current quote for current pricing
  24. 24. Tank Options are Infinite – There are Several Different Designs that Can Meet Everyone’s Needs.
  25. 25. We primarily use tank manufacturers here in Texas to reduce costs for our customers. We transport and deliver parts and pieces for customer’s systems as well. All these pictures are tanks we have installed or are installing. We have installed 250 gallon up to 9,692 gallon so far with a 30,200 gallon coming in the near future.
  26. 26. Schedule your Free Estimate Today to Design your Custom Rainwater System RDHS.LLC@gmail.com Aggie Owned & Operated ~ Class of ‘90

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