Highland Garage Cistern: Saving Water, Cutting Water Bills, and Spreading the Word on Rainwater Harvesting

Students for Sustainability has been awarded $62,000 to design, install and research novel water harvesting from water collected on Highland Garage. This is the first cistern collection system that we know of to collect water from atop a parking garage and it could provide the U of A with a unique research opportunity for water collection. This project could conserve precious groundwater while drastically reducing UACG irrigation bills and inundation of Tucson roads.

Guide Code: 
GEG62
Location Information: 

1405 E. Helen Street Tucson, AZ 85719 (Highland Garage)

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

Students for Sustainability, Parking and Transportation

Project Theme: 
Urban Environment
Water
Project Image: 
Year Started: 
2014

For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.