Cistern for Edible Garden arrives

By Claude Stephens

Water from the Research Center roof will supply this new 2000 gallon underground cistern.  The water will be used in the raised beds for the Edible Garden Project.  One of the challenges of this Living Building Challenge project is to capture, store, use, clean and return to the environment 100% of the water needs of the project.  An additional challenge is to make sure the project contains zero “red list” materials that may pose toxicity issues now or in the future.  For that reason the cistern we selected is made out of HDPE plastic resin which is safe.  It won’t be long before children will be using a pump to fill watering cans to water our crops.  Connecting people to nature.
1-11-13 Cistern for Edible Garden

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