Saved by a rainy day? Californians 'harvest' water during historic storms
Faced with a sudden influx of water, residents of drought-struck California ask how to keep it around for goodWhen Kitty Bolte looked at her yard at the start of California's powerful winter storms, she saw more than half a foot of standing water behind her house. At first Bolte, a horticulturalist by trade, contemplated pumping it out on to the street. But with the historic rains coming in the midst of a historic drought, that seemed oddly wasteful.So instead, she and her boyfriend decided to save it. They found a neighbor selling IBC totes - large 330-gallon plastic containers surrounded by wire - on Craigslist, and filled them up using an inexpensive Home Depot pump. They also dragged some spare garbage cans outside to sit under the downpour, gathering 800 gallons in all. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/19/california-water-harvesting-historic-storms-drought
Zdroj: The Guardian
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