Wahaso's rainwater harvesting system at Fields Volvo helped make the dealership nearly 100% water sustainable and LEED certified, earning the title of the "World's Greenest Volvo Dealership." The system provides 100% of the dealership's toilet flushing needs as well as nearly all the requirements for landscape irrigation, and saves over a quarter of a million gallons of water per year! #waterharvesting #rainwaterharvesting #sustainability #greenbuilding #volvo
The redesign of N Gantenbein Avenue incorporates a large median with a central bioretention swale and 5,500 sf of previous pavers.
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Rain Garden Collaborating with Sherwood Design Engineers, site drainage was integrated early into the architecture and landscape design. Seasonal rains are managed onsite through multiple rain gardens which collect and control storm water runoff from the roof, decks, and pool terrace. This system decreases on site erosion and possible flooding to the city’s drainage downstream from the project site.
Our rainwater harvesting system at Austin Community College's new Highland Mall campus is looking great! It's expected to save 1.1 million gallons of water annually!
With 3000 gallons of storage, our greywater harvesting system at University of Colorado Boulder's Williams Village North is expected to save about one MILLION gallons of water annually! Greywater is collected, cleaned, sanitized, and pressurized to support toilet flushing for the building's 495 residents and 400 students attending classes in the building!
The Tucson Nature Conservancy wanted to update their drip irrigation system and expand the storage and capabilities of their rainwater harvesting system. The existing above-grade cistern was not large enough to store the rainwater needed for irrigation, and there was not enough room on the property for a larger tank. Wahaso recommended the Atlantis system for below-grade storage with a 30,000 gallon system constructed on-site out of recycle polypropylene plates.