GOING GREEN...IT'S WHO WE ARE
|Release Date: February 24, 2012|
An example of one of our newer partnerships that we have formed is with the Sierra Club Great Lakes to install a rain barrel at Rivard Plaza in the early spring. The rain barrel system is an efficient and environmentally focused method for collecting and storing rainwater from the plaza's roof in an effort to help prevent it from reaching our storm drains and burdening our city's combined sewer systems. Water collected from the rain barrel system will then be used to irrigate the flower beds and planters at Rivard Plaza. The current irrigation system at Rivard Plaza is designed to minimize the amount of water needed to maintain the beautiful gardens and planters by measuring the amount of moisture in the soil before the system is activated. We are pleased that this new rain barrel project, combined with our existing conservation efforts will allow us to further reduce our overall water usage.
CLICK to view video of a recent rain barrel workshop