Reclaiming Rainwater at Flandrau Science Center

A rainwater harvesting system collects rainwater from the roof of the Science Center, stores it in cisterns, and uses it to irrigate a renovated landscape with seating for students and staff. Students measured and mapped site contours and existing drain lines, and gathered rainfall data from nearby weather stations in order to design the most effective collection system. Four cisterns with a combined capacity of just over 5,000 gallons are ready and waiting at the UA Farm and will be installed as soon as excavation of the site is complete. 

Guide Code: 
GEG10
Location Information: 

Flandrau Science Center

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

College of Science, Flandrau Science Center

Project Theme: 
Urban Environment
Water
Project Image: 
Year Started: 
2011

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