TAG: rainwater

Landscape firm catches on to rainwater harvesting

August 4, 2014By

A Pennsylvania contractor latches on to growing interest in rainwater harvesting. Although Marrazzo’s North River Landscape, Hardscape & Rainwater Harvesting is nestled in a fairly dependable region for annual rainfall,  receiving 50 inches to 60 inches per year, the Wycombe, Pa.-based firm still faces water restrictions from townships at times. Diane Marrazzo, who heads the firm that comprises around four... read more

Nature’s Perspective honored for environmentalism

March 26, 2014By

Nature’s Perspective Landscaping, based in Evanston, Ill., was honored by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) as the recipient of the Charlotte Omohundro Award. The award is annually presented to a person or organization that exemplifies the late Charlotte Omohundro’s dedication to community service in the area of the environment. Charlotte was an early promoter of environmental stewardship in Evanston, a... read more

IA partners with IPPCA, ARCSA for 2013 Irrigation Show & Education Conference

February 12, 2013By
Screenshot: 2013 Irrigation Show and Education Conference

FALLS CHURCH, VA.—The Irrigation Association (IA) continues its partnership with the International Professional Pond Companies Association (IPPCA), as well as a new agreement with the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA), for the 2013 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Austin, Texas, Nov. 4-8. These organizations will complement IA’s traditional Irrigation Show offerings with their co-located education events and exhibits.... read more

Saving every last drop

July 3, 2012By

Conservation-minded landscape professionals are turning to rainwater harvesting and graywater systems to recycle water.  With the heat wave that engulfed the country this month, no doubt many Americans have taken the liberty of letting the sprinkler run a tad bit longer than usual. We hope people have been paying as much attention to the calendar as they have to the... read more

Rainwater collected from roof of O.J. Noer Research Facility keeps grass green

July 30, 2009By

This summer, Doug Soldat is saving for a not-so-rainy day. The University of Wisconsin-Madison soil scientist is banking rainwater, up to 8,000 gallons of it, enough to keep the lawn at UW-Madison’s O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research and Education Facility lush through the driest weeks of summer. Soldat and graduate student Brad DeBels installed two 4,000-gallon tanks, like rain barrels on steroids, that collect rainwater... read more