The Raincatcher™ program was developed by Innovative Design in response to
increased interest in the design of rainwater collection systems for school
environments. Water is becoming more scarce, and water rates are increasing
dramatically in municipalities across the country. School systems are realizing that
rainwater collection systems have a dramatic impact on the way their students
comprehend global, national and local climatic concerns and specifically, water
issues. These systems give schools an opportunity to enhance their curriculum
through the incorporation of rainwater collection systems.
Through the input of several building and school-use variables, the program
evaluates rainwater supply versus non-potable water demand and provides a proper
cistern size, and projections of monthly water savings, monthly water balance and
preliminary cost estimate.
Although the concept of rainwater collection is simple to understand, the design of
the system can be complex. This new computer tool calculates rainwater collection
and non-potable distribution in school environments. It is a design tool that school
designers can use to determine optimum cistern size and collection area and make
early cost projections of the rainwater collection system. The program uses data
from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) to provide local simulations for
rainfall and accounts for several key variables including building roof area, cistern
size and water consumption patterns by the school to create an optimal rainwater
collection system for a particular school.
CLICK HERE to download the program guide.
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