The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Kerrville


  • Category: Non-profit
  • Sponsor: Rainwater Systems, Inc.
  • Project Lead: Barry G. Wall, Rainwater Systems, Inc.
  • System Location: 201 Holdsworth Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78028
  • Capacity: 131,278 gallons
  • Water Use: Non-potable: irrigation

Background and System:

The Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Kerrville is Texas’ only Kroc Center; a legacy of Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s corporate founder Ray Kroc. Opened in November 2010, the Center has a 48,000-square-foot roof that can produce close to a million gallons of rainwater annually.

The rainwater harvesting system consists of two 65,639 gallon galvanized water storage tanks fitted with food-grade liners, over 2,000 feet of underground transmission piping and a pumping station that serves all of the landscaping needs through drip irrigation. All of the rainwater is transmitted to the storage tanks by gravity.


The system is a featured part of a curriculum taught by a local rainwater harvesting installer, Barry Wall, through the Kerrville ISD’s Club Ed, a do-it-yourself program.


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