Twenty-four UA students enrolled in the spring 2013 AGTM 330 course were engaged in the construction and installation of a rainwater harvesting collection system. The rainwater harvesting collection system equipped with a solar-powered submersible direct current pump was installed and connected to an irrigation distribution system to provide irrigation water to multiple planters in front of the AGTM laboratory facility.This project has reduced rainwater runoff, soil erosion, and the use of potable water. This project has also enhanced AGTM laboratory instruction on electrical wiring, photovoltaic systems, and rainwater harvesting systems.
Saguaro Hall Room 205 (Dept. of Agricultural Education)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences