North Carolina Legislative Building
Location: Raleigh, NC
Rainwater Reuse System Design
Completion: January 2006

Designed by
Innovative Design, this rainwater harvesting project is the first state government implemented system in the state of North Carolina. "We can no longer afford to take our natural resources for granted, especially when there are innovative ways for us to conserve costs and resources," said Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight. "North Carolina should be one of our country's leaders in conservation and this is a step in that direction. I am grateful for all of those responsible for bringing this project to fruition as it will serve the future of this state well."

In an average year, the Legislative Building's rainwater harvesting system will collect, store, and later utilize for irrigation, 2.3 million gallons of water. To save even more water, the system has been constructed to also capture 670,000 gallons of condensate water from the building's air conditioning system.

To enhance the educational value, a gauge allows visitors to view how much water is currently being collected and stored in the underground tank, buried in the lawn area just west of the Legislative Building. An informative computer-base kiosk is implemented in the gallery and provides viewers with additional information on the positive impacts the rainwater collection system has on our local and regional water resources.

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