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Tag Archives: Rainwater Harvesting


Jun 2012


Student-led Rainwater Harvesting Projects at Los Altos High School and Egan

A rainwater harvesting system is an effective way to reduce runoff (especially important at Egan, given its large expanses of flat pavement) and reduce the use of treated water. 1,000 sq ft of roofing will actually yield 600 gallons of rainwater per inch of rain.

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Nov 2011


Savings From a Rainy Day: GreenTown Designs for the Future at Redwood Grove

By Peg Champion, GreenTown Los Altos Correspondent On a damp and chilly Saturday afternoon, 20 volunteers gathered in a semicircle around Arnie Thompson, Acterra watershed project director in Los Altos’ Redwood Grove Preserve. “With any luck, we’ll have the installation finished before it starts to rain,” said Thompson. The ...

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